The collection comprises of poems written by Scott during the British Arctic Air Route Expedition, 1930-1931 (leader Henry Watkins) and correspondence by Scott.
James Scott collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 James Scott
- Dates of Creation1930-1932
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (10 leaves) correspondence (2 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
James Maurice Scott was born on 13 December 1906, educated at Clare College Cambridge he wrote several books relating to polar explorers and exploration including Gino Watkins published in 1935. he died in March 1986
The collection is split into two sub-fonds comprising of expedition material and correspondence respectively
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Arctic, exploration and development c500 BC to 1915, an encyclopaedia by Clive Holland, Garland Publishing, London (1994) Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills, San Diego and Oxford, 2003 and Who was who 1981-1990 A & C Black
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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