MR. REYNOLD BRAY, who lost his life by drowning last September, was an Arctic explorer of considerable achievement and much promise. In 1931, he was with the Oxford University Exploration Club's Expedition to Akpatok in Ungava Bay, Hudson Strait. This expedition, on which Bray was nominally photographer, made a complete survey of this hitherto little-known island. The story was told in “The Isle of Auks” by N. Polunin, 1932. In the following year Bray, with T. H. Manning, made a winter tramp through Swedish, Finnish and Russian Lapland from Bodo to Murmansk. Bray recounted this fascinating journey, which included trouble on the Soviet frontier, in “Five Watersheds” (1935). In the following year he was again with Manning, in Southampton Island and Melville peninsula mapping much of the eastern shores of those lands as well as the unknown coast of Baffin Island on the east of Foxe basin.
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Mr. Reynold Bray. Nature 143, 367 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143367a0