Frederick Lambart collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises of correspondence with Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (assistant zoologist, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913).

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederick Rudolph Lambart, 10th Earl of Cavan, was born in 1865. He was educated at Eton College and at the Royal Military College in Sandhurst. He served with the Army in Canada and in the Boer War in South Africa. Retiring from the Army in 1913, he was recalled from reserve at the outbreak of the First World War and in 1915 was appointed the first commander of the Guards Division. In January 1916, Cavan was placed at the head of XIV Corps, a command he held until March 1918, when he was formally appointed Commander-in-Chief of British forces on the Italian front, leading the Italian Tenth Army in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto. He died in 1946.


The correspondence is arranged chronologically.

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The term holograph is used when the item is wholly in the handwriting of the author. The term autograph is used when the author has signed the item.

Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to First World War.Com and Who was who 1941-1950 (1952) volume IV, A&C Black, London and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034

Other Finding Aids

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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