Oates, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 761/10-D Letter to Reginald Pound, 27 December 1965 [Regarding Lawrence Oates Antarctic diary] 1 leaf, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the Antarctic diary of her brother Lawrence written during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) and its subsequent destruction.

Reginald Pound wrote a biography of Robert Falcon Scott, published in 1965.



Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to this expedition, including collections for Lawrence and his mother Caroline Oates, see SPRI collection GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 for more information.


Scott of the Antarctic by Reginald Pound, first published 1966, SPRI Library shelf 92[Scott R F]