Hannah Scott collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises of correspondence by Hannah Scott to or regarding her son Robert Falcon Scott.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hannah Scott (nee Cuming) was the daughter of William Bennett Cuming of Plymouth, a Lloyd's surveyor. She married John Scott, a brewer, in 1861 and had four daughters - Etttie, Rose, Grace and Katherine - and two sons, Robert Falcon (born in 1868) and Archie. The family lived at Outlands, near Devonport. After the brewery was sold, the family had to lease Outlands. The capital from the sale was soon reduced to almost nothing. John Scott died in October 1897, leaving Hannah close to penury and dependent on the financial support of her two sons, Robert and Archie.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment.

Some materials deposited at the Institute are NOT owned by the Institute. In such cases the archivist will advise about any requirements imposed by the owner. These may include seeking permission to read, extended closure, or other specific conditions.

Note

Anyone wishing to consult material should ensure they note the entire MS reference and the name of the originator.

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compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events by Robert Keith Headland (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and Scott of the Antarctic by Elspeth Huxley, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London (1977) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Scott, R.F.]

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.

Additional finding aids are available at the Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying material by photography, electrostat, or scanning device by readers is prohibited. The Institute may be able to provide copies of some documents on request for lodgement in publicly available repositories. This is subject to conservation requirements, copyright law, and payment of fees.

Copyright restrictions apply to most material. The copyright may lie outside the Institute and, if so, it is necessary for the reader to seek appropriate permission to consult, copy, or publish any such material. (The Institute does not seek this permission on behalf of readers). Written permission to publish material subject to the Institute's copyright must be obtained from the Director. Details of conditions and fees may be had from the Archivist.

Accruals

Further accessions possible.

Related Material

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a number of photographs, film and other illustrative material in the Picture Library, some of which includes images of Hannah. The catalogue can be searched on line by going to the Picture Library Database and selecting the Enter Polar Pictures link.

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