The Belgian Antarctic Expedition under the Command of Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery. Summary Report of the Voyage of “Belgica” of 1897–1898–1899.

p. 11: The forecastle for the crew was spacious, well-ventilated and lighted by a large skylight. It contained sixteen berths, supplied with good mattresses and warm woolen blankets.

p. 14: 7. Books. — The library was stocked with works on the Antarctic regions; nautical directions in French and English; French books on lighthouses; and the English admiralty charts.