Shackleton, general correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1537/2/21/9;D Letter to Jameson Adams, 21 October 1908 [Orders in the event of Adams return without Shackleton, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909]
  • MS 367/7/2;D Letter (copy) to William Lamond Allardyce (Governor of the Falkland Islands), 6 March 1914 [Regarding the fur seal rookeries] , holograph
  • MS 1537/2/32/7;D Letter to Prime Minister Asquith, April 1916 [Draft of letter asking for help for relief of Endurance and Aurora ]
  • MS 1537/2/15/1;D Letter to Michael Barne, 5 March 1907 [Regarding Antarctic plans]
  • MS 1537/2/15/19;D Letter to Michael Barne, 18 March 1907 [Regarding purchases of whaling ships for Antarctic exploration]
  • MS 1494;D Letter to [Captain J E Bernier], 26 September 1903 [On his correspondent's intention of taking an expedition to the North Pole, hope of mutual cooperation] 2 leaves, holograph (Xerox)
  • MS 1366/4;D Letter to Mrs Boyle, 21 January 1908 [In Nimrod, thanking her for gift of sheep] 2 leaves, holograph (Xerox)
  • MS 758/4;D Letter to William Speirs Bruce, 19 November 1903 [Regarding balloon ascent, British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904] holograph
  • MS 758/2;D Letter to William Speirs Bruce, 21 November 1903 [Regarding balloon ascent, British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904]
  • MS 758/5;D Letter to William Speirs Bruce, 21 June 1904 [Regarding balloon ascent, British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904]
  • MS 101/86/1-3;D Letters (3) to William Speirs Bruce, 1911 to 1913 [Proposal for Antarctic expedition] 4 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 1537/2/30/43-44;D Letter to John Bull, 20 July 1916 [ Strathspey Herald, in reply to an article called the Antarctic Bubble, includes a reply from the newspaper]
  • MS 1537/2/30/19;D Letter to the Rt Hon Lord Charnwood, 30 May 1914 [Asking for subscription to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916]
  • MS 1619/1/1;D Letter to Robert Selbie Clark, 16 May 1914 [From London regarding Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Weddell Sea Party] autograph
  • MS 1619/1/2;D Letter to Robert Selbie Clark, 30 May 1914 [From London regarding Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Weddell Sea Party] autograph
  • MS 1619/1/3;D Letter to Robert Selbie Clark, 22 June 1914 [From London regarding Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Weddell Sea Party] autograph
  • MS 1619/1/4;D Letter to Robert Selbie Clark, Letter sets out in detail the terms of Clark's engagement to the expedition, 1 July 1914, typescript, autograph
  • MS 1619/1/5;D Letter to Robert Selbie Clark, 14 July 1914 [Regarding Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Weddell Sea Party] autograph
  • MS 1619/1/6;D Letter to Robert Selbie Clark, 17 July 1914 [Regarding Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Weddell Sea Party] autograph
  • MS 1619/1/7;D Telegram to Robert Selbie Clark, 30 July 1914 [Regarding Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Weddell Sea Party]
  • MS 1619/2/1;D Letter to Robert Selbie Clark, 1 January 1920 [Regarding Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition] holograph
  • MS 1619/2/2;D Letter to Robert Selbie Clark, 20 April 1921 [Regarding Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition] holograph
  • MS 1619/2/3;D Letter to Robert Selbie Clark, 4 June 1920 [Regarding Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition] holograph
  • MS 1619/2/4;D Telegram to Robert Selbie Clark, 18 July 1921 [Regarding Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition]
  • MS 1619/2/5;D Telegram to Robert Selbie Clark, 20 July 1921 [Regarding Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition]
  • MS 1619/2/6;D Telegram to Robert Selbie Clark, 28 July 1921 [Regarding Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition]
  • MS 1619/2/7;D Telegram to Robert Selbie Clark, 8 August 1921 [Regarding Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition]
  • MS 1348/2/1-2;D Letter to William Colbeck, 25 February 1907 [Offer of command for forthcoming Antarctic expedition, including reply declining offer] 4 leaves
  • MS 1642/2/1-2;D Letter to Thomas Crean, 1914 and 27 June 1917 [Agreement for employment as a member of Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and his commission] 2 leaves
  • MS 1537/2/30/10;D Letter to A E Cripps, 31 March 1914 [Recounts old times on eve of departure of Endurance ]
  • MS 1537/2/30/8;D Letter to Lord Curzon, 17 March 1914 [Refers to Koenig claim and question of exploring priorities]
  • MS 367/20;D Telegram to The Daily Chronicle, 31 May to 1 June 1916 [Report on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916] typescript
  • MS 1433/13/1-2;D Telegram (copy) to The Daily Mail, 22 February 1908 (sent 8 March), plus three extracts from the Daily Mail, 22 February 1908 [On landing of British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 and fine conduct of Captain England] 3 leaves, holograph and typescript (Xerox)
  • MS 1455;D Telegram to The Daily Mail, [October 1921] [Draft or copy of telegram, in Shackleton's hand, reporting arrival in Lisbon with engine defect, a photograph of Shackleton is pasted on the sheet below the text] , holograph
  • MS 1298;D Letter to the editor, The Daily Telegraph, 7 February 1920 [Regarding the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party] 2 leaves, typescript
  • MS 367/16/1-2;D Letters (copies) (2) to Leonard Darwin, 23 July 1909 to 21 February 1910 [Regarding RGS medals for British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 members] 2 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1537/2/21/14;D Letter to Tannant William Edgworth David, 28 October 1908 [Instructions to Professor David for work after return from pole journey, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909]
  • MS 1537/2/31/1;D Letter to John King Davis, 4 May 1914 [Refers to Davis refusal to join the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916]
  • MS 1537/2/29/8;D Letter to Mr Deakin, 13 December 1912 [Regarding Bernard Day]
  • MS 1274/1-2;D Letters (2) to Arthur Doncaster, 16 and 18 June 1914 [Requesting a donation for his forthcoming Antarctic expedition and explanation of plans] 4 leaves, typescript (Xerox)
  • MS 1433/11/1-2;D Letters (2) to Rupert England, 5 September 1907 to [16 February 1908] [Arrangements for early stages of Nimrod's voyage, on transferring coal ashore from ship, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909] 5 leaves, holograph and typescript (Xerox)
  • MS 1433/12;D Letter to [Frederick Evans], 24 December 1907 [Arrangements for towing of Nimrod by Koonya ] 65 leaves, holograph, (Xerox)
  • MS 1319/5;D Letter to Edward RGR Evans, 19 November 1909 [Letter of thanks] typescript
  • MS 1368/15;D Letter to H T Ferrar, 23 March 1907 [Letter of thanks and mention of friends from British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904] , holograph
  • MS 1517/3/1;D Letter to Archibald Geikie, 21 February 1910 [Enclosing copy of Letter to Scott detailing scientific nature of proposed expedition and means of funding] 3 leaves
  • MS 1517/3/2;S Letter to Archibald Geikie, 20 August 1913 [Requesting support and enclosing plans of proposed expedition] 12 leaves
  • MS 1517/3/3;D Letter to Archibald Geikie, 24 August 1913 [Letter of thanks] 2 leaves
  • MS 367/5;D Letter to Gilmour, 22 October 1904 [Letter of thanks] holograph
  • MS 1537/2/7/1-6;D Letters to Captain Gordon, 1907 holograph [Regarding Antarctic expeditions]
  • MS 766;D Letter to G F Gregson, 26 October 1909 [Letter of thanks] holograph
  • MS 1537/2/32/34;D Draft Letters to Admiral Hurltado and Private secretary, Buckingham Palace, 1916 [Regarding Antarctic expeditions] 1 volume, holograph
  • MS 1537/2/29/3;D Letter to Sir Rufus Isaacs, 27 June 1912 [Regarding some points of evidence he had given in the Titanic enquiry]
  • MS 1537/4/3;D Letter to Andrew Jack, 20 January 1917 [Regards the payment of wages and ownership, copyright of specimens and photographs, pages 59-60] 2 leaves holograph
  • MS 1537/2/20/1;D Letter to Ernest Joyce, 22 October 1908 [Resume of financial arrangements]
  • MS 573/1;MJ Letter to Ernest Joyce, 8 March 1917 [Regarding the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party] microfilm
  • MS 1537/2/15/4;D Letter to John Scott Keltie, 4 March 1907 [Regarding his planned Antarctic expedition]
  • MS 1537/2/15/11;D Letter to John Scott Keltie, 8 March 1907 [Regarding plans for Antarctic expedition]
  • MS 1537/2/15/12;D Typescript copy of MS 1537/2/15/11;D
  • MS 1537/2/30/28-29;D Letter to Mr H F Knight, 26 June 1914 [Regarding a subscription cheque for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916]
  • MS 1537/2/27/11;D Letter to Mr McFadden, undated [Business Letter about the Tabard and finances of the Nimrod ]
  • MS 1537/4/4/22;D Letter to Æneas Mackintosh, 18 September 1914 [Giving final instructions for the Ross Sea Party and addresses of attorneys and contacts in Australia, (copy taken 24 November 1914 by F W White)] typescript
  • MS 1591/1/1/13;D Telegram to Alexander Macklin, undated [Invitation to dine] holograph
  • MS 22;D Letters (2) to Sir Clements Markham, 16 February and 8 March 1907 [Expedition plans] 2 leaves
  • MS 892;D Letter to Eric Marshall, 21 October 1908 [Regarding his financial arrangements written at Cape Royds, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909] 7 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1537/2/21/8;D Letter to Eric Marshall, 21 October 1908 [Orders in the event of Marshall's return without Shackleton, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909]
  • MS 1547/2a;D Letter to George Marston, 13 August 1907 [Regarding interview for position as artist, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909]
  • MS 1547/17;D Letter to George Marston, 23 October 1908 [Regarding south pole journey] 3 leaves, photocopy
  • MS 1537/2/21/12;D Letter to George Marston, 23 October 1908 [Resume of financial arrangements]
  • MS 1547/29;D Letter to George Marston, 6 May 1912 [Letter of congratulations] 2 leaves, photocopy
  • MS 1547/32a;D Letter to Hazel Marston, 30 December 1913 [Regarding George joining Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition] photocopy
  • MS 1537/2/21/15;D Letter to Douglas Mawson, 28 October 1908 [Instructions awaiting Mawson at Butten Point about leading party to Dry valley to look for minerals, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909]
  • MS 100/106/1-19;D Letters (19) to Hugh Robert Mill, 1901 to 1921 [Personal news] 29 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 23;D Letter to George Mulock, 25 February 1907 [Regarding Robert Falcon Scott] 2 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1537/2/14/11;D Letter to George Mulock, 25 February 1907 [Reply to letter of 17 February 1907 regarding Scott]
  • MS 1537/2/21/10;D Letter to James Murray, 23 October 1908 [Letter to be opened in the event of Shackleton's death, refers to money and praise for Murray's work, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909]
  • MS 1537/2/21/11;D Letter to James Murray, 23 October 1908 [Particular reference to science work and search party, different from MS 1537/2/21/10;D]
  • MS 1537/2/21/13;D Letter to James Murray, 25 October 1908 [Instructions to James Murray on Shackleton's absence]
  • MS 1537/2/29/7;D Letter to E Painter, 5 November 1912 [A message to boys in a school magazine]
  • MS 1537/2/32/3;D Letter to Ernest Perris, 30 November 1914 [From South Georgia, refers to money, dogs, whaling company, health and ice conditions] typescript
  • MS 1581/1/8a&b Letter to Ernest Perris, 23 October 1916 [Regarding expedition personnel] original and copy
  • MS 100/91/3;D Letter (copy) to Nicholas Petrides, 7 January 1892 [Old school friend]
  • MS 1603/76;D Letter to General Price, 11 August 1921 [Inviting him to visit before the departure of the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition] photostat
  • MS 1097/48/1-2;D Letters (2) to Raymond Priestley, 1913 to 1914 [Very brief notes] 2 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1537/2/5/12;D Letter to Royal Scottish Geographical Society, 4 December 1903
  • MS 1647;D Letter to John Quiller Rowett, 18 December 1921 [Regarding the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition] holograph
  • MS 356/83/1-3;D Letters (3) to Robert Neal Rudmose Brown, 30 July 1909 to 27 July 1921 [Letters of thanks] 3 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 24;D Letter to Kathleen Scott, 27 March 1912 [Regarding Robert Falcon Scott]
  • MS 1453/171/1-2;D Letters (2) to Robert Falcon Scott, 20 September 1904 and 20 October 1905 [Greeting him on return from the Antarctic, personal news regarding exploring, thanks for a copy of the Discovery narrative] 3 leaves, holograph
  • MS 25;D Letters (8) to Robert Falcon Scott, 21 January 1905 to 22 May 1907 [Regarding forthcoming expedition]
  • MS 1537/2/14/14;D Letter to Robert Falcon Scott, 27 and 28 February 1907 [Reply to the letter from Scott on 18 February explaining how the expedition had been arranged]
  • MS 1537/2/15/7;D Letter to Robert Falcon Scott, 7 March 1907 [Regarding planned Antarctic expedition]
  • MS 1537/2/15/6;D Telegram to Robert Falcon Scott, 8 March 1907 [Regarding planned Antarctic expedition]
  • MS 1537/2/15/13;D Letter to Robert Falcon Scott, 8 March 1907 [Regarding plans for Antarctic expedition, mention of possible Belgian expedition]
  • MS 1537/2/15/14;D Copy of MS 1537/2/15/13;D with some differences
  • MS 1537/2/15/15;D Second copy of document MS 1537/2/15/13;D, with some differences
  • MS 1537/2/15/16;D Letter to Robert Falcon Scott, 23 March 1907 [Mention of John Scott Keltie and Antarctic plans]
  • MS 1537/2/15/21;D Letter to Robert Falcon Scott, 17 May 1907 [Regarding Antarctic plans] typescript and holograph
  • MS 1117;D Letter to Robert Falcon Scott, 17 May 1907 [Outline of expedition plans] 3 leaves, types copy
  • MS 1464/25;D Letter to Robert Falcon Scott, 17 May 1907 [On the plans for his Antarctic expedition] 2 leaves, typed copy made for Scott's sister
  • MS 1160/14;MJ Copy of MS 1464/25;D
  • MS 26;D Letter to Robert Falcon Scott, 1 July 1909 [Copy in Scott's hand]
  • MS 367/7/1-2;D Letters (2) to Robert Falcon Scott, 6 July 1909 and 21 February 1910 [Expedition plans] 2 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1122/2/1-2;D Letters (2) to Professor Arthur Schuster, 1907 [Seeking advice on an appointment to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909] 5 leaves
  • MS 342/31;D Letter to Reginald William Skelton, 13 June 1907 [Regarding his motor vehicle] 2 leave, typescript
  • MS 731/1-6;D Letters (5) and telegram to F L Smith, 29 July 1907 to 5 July 1912 [Regarding the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909, George Marston] autograph
  • MS 1537/2/40/1-10 D Letters to Janet Stancomb-Wills, May 1914 to December 1921 [Regarding Antarctic expeditions] 11 leaves
  • MS 100/111;D Letters (extracts) to Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills, 1916 to 1918 [Made by Hugh Robert Mill from 60 letters] 10 leaves
  • MS 1537/2/40/12-13;D Letters (2) to Janet Stancomb-Wills, December 1919 and 1 January 1921 [Includes press cuttings, a flyer for Shackleton's moving picture show]
  • MS 100/112/1-2;D Letters (2)(copies) to L O H Tripp, 20 July 1917 and 11 October 1918 [Personal news] typescript
  • MS 1615;D Letters to T Shaler Weston, solicitor, Wellington [Regarding the loss of Mackintosh, Haywood and Spencer Smith, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917, Ross Sea Party] photostat of holograph and autograph
  • MS 1537/2/14/4;D Letter to Edward Wilson, 17 February 1907 [Asking for help in answering Scott's letter]
  • MS 1537/2/15/9;D Letter to Edward Wilson, 11 March 1907 [Regarding his exploration plans in the Antarctic]
  • MS 1537/2/15/10;D Copy of MS 1537/2/15/9;D
  • MS 1613/10;D Letters (2) to Frank Worsley, 20 December 1916 [Detailing the amount of money owed to Worsley on 20 December 1916 after the return of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Weddell Sea Party and an accompanying letter] holograph
  • MS 632;D Letter to unnamed correspondent [Sydney Race], 7 November 1909 [Regarding arrangements for his lecture] autograph
  • MS 1537/2/32/35;D Letter to unknown person, 1 July 1916 [Refers to engine trouble and the services of officers and crew]
  • MS 1537/2/57;D A missing page from a Letter to unknown person, holograph
  • MS 1537/2/50/1-38;D Correspondence with Royalty, 1900 to 1936 [Regarding Antarctic expeditions, including letters written after Shackleton's death]

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence covers Antarctic exploration, the Antarctic regions, possible Arctic exploration and other matters

Arrangement

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient

Related Material

The Institute holds archival collections for most of the recipients of Shackleton's letters