The collection comprises of material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton).
Sidney Riches collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Sidney Riches
- Dates of Creation1907-1909
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (1 volume)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Sidney B. Riches was born in London in 1880. He joined the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton), as able seaman with the ship's company. He was awarded the polar medal for his part in the expedition.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 and Shackleton's Lieutenant; the Nimrod Diary of A.L.A. Mackintosh, British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 edited by Stanley Newman, Polar Publications Ltd (1990) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1907-1909 Shackleton]
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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