Frank Hurley and Alexander Macklin at home on the Endurance (S0000142)
Colonel Alexander Hepburne Macklin (1889-1967) was one of two surgeons who served on Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
"My connection with Dr Alexander Macklin is that he and my grandfather, Isaac Dishington Scott, shared cousins. Macklin's grandfather was Professor Thomas Thornton Macklin, born in Armagh. He was a classics teacher and later Professor of Latin and Greek at Glasgow University. Professor Macklin's second son was Dr Thomas Thornton Macklin. In 1874 at the age of 21 he was a surgeon on a whaling voyage to the Davis Straits and later a surgeon to the East Indian Railway Company. Alexander Macklin was his son.
Professor Macklin's youngest daughter Nancy married Isaac Dishington, my grandfather's uncle, hence their children were cousins of both Alexander Macklin and my grandfather. Alexander Macklin seems to have been a kind and fair man - in his treatment of the dogs on the Endurance expedition and in his opinion that McNish should have been recommended for the Polar Medal. Although a rather distant connection, we are proud to have this link to such a distinguished person."
Information kindly supplied by Deirdre McClure.
Taking the audience on a breathtaking journey across the continent, filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share stories of the tense frontiers, enduring traditions and ordinary people living where climate change has hit hardest: the Sahel.
27 November 2019
Over 350 people gathered at Lowther Lodge earlier this month for the Society’s 42nd annual Explore weekend.
21 November 2018
Extract from a letter written by Reginald James, the expedition's physicist, to his Uncle Lou (Atkinson), from South Georgia, 11 November 1914.
3 May 2016
Sophie Leigh is a Climate Change Consultant at Environmental Resources Management in Manchester, UK.
By placing a booking, you are permitting us to store and use your (and any other attendees) details in order to fulfil the booking.
We will not use your details for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
You must be a member holding a valid Society membership to view the content you are trying to access. Please login to continue.
Join us today, Society membership is open to anyone with a passion for geography
Cookies on the RGS website