The collection comprises of correspondence by Torrens to Apsley Cherry-Garrard regarding non polar matters.
Gerald Torrens collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Gerald Torrens
- Dates of Creation1916
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (3 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Gerald C Torrens was a contemporary of the Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (assistant zoologist, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913). During the First World War (1914-1918) Torrens was a member of the Machine Gun Corps. Founded in October 1915 the corps depot and training centre was situated at Grantham. The coups saw action in the main battlefields of the First World War before its disbandment in 1922.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to History of the Machine Gun Corps and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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