The collection comprises of correspondence by Hannah Scott to or regarding her son Robert Falcon Scott.
Hannah Scott collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Hannah Scott
- Dates of Creation1901-
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 microfilm, 15 leaves)
Scope and Content
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.
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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compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events by Robert Keith Headland (1 December 2001) Cambridge University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.]
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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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