Shackleton, miscellaneous papers

Scope and Content

  • MS 1628;D Birth certificate, photostat
  • MS 1537/2/25/11;D Poem, February 1895
  • MS 1537/2/7/8;D Record of service, 9 June 1900 [In Hawarden Castle and Lismore Castle] typescript and autograph
  • MS 1537/2/11/1-38;D Documents that refer to Shackleton's orders, medals and other honours, 1905-1914 [Includes certificates of permission to wear insignias, notification of the appointment of Rank of Major in Land Forces, Statutes of Royal Victorian Order, lists of medals held and membership of societies]
  • MS 1537/2/5/19 Printed, qualifications and testimonials
  • MS 1537/2/5/20;D Printed qualifications and testimonials as secretary of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (2 copies)
  • MS 667/5;MSM Map of Southern hemisphere [1906] [British flag shown at South Pole, route there from Barrier shown] 1 sheet
  • MS 1537/2/12/19;D Receipt for a cheque for 100 paid by Shackleton on behalf of his father, 9 September 1907
  • MS 735/9;BJ Certificate, 24 September 1909 [Membership of Svenska Sallskapet for Antropolgi och Geografi, Stockholm] 1 volume
  • MS 1537/2/9/8;D A flyer for the Dundee Parliamentary election, holograph
  • MS 1537/2/37/1;D Report regarding the attitude of Chile and Argentina to Britain and Germany during the war, [1917]
  • MS 607;D Plans for a north polar expedition, 1920 [Copy of prospectus] 12 leaves
  • MS 1537/2/59 A simple sketch of a penguin, no autograph or date, holograph
  • MS 1537/2/6/1-6;D Naval records and papers, holograph
  • MS 1537/2/25/3&5;D Poems
  • MS 1537/2/25/6-8;D Poems [To the great Barrier, A tale of the sea and Fanning ice] 3 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1537/2/25/9&10;D Poems
  • MS 1537/2/25/17;D Poems
  • MS 1537/2/25/18&19;D Notebook, undated [Poems by Shackleton] 6 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1591/12/1;D Plans for an oceanographical and sub Antarctic Expedition, undated, 14 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1613/8;D Order of Service from the service, St Paul's Cathedral, 2 March 1922, holograph
  • MS 1537/2/47/5;D Press cutting describing the funeral service held at St Paul's cathedral
  • MS 1601;D Record of Ernest Henry Shackleton's service at sea, 13 June 1922 [White star line and General Register of Shipping, 1881-1915] holograph
  • MS 1591/18/1;D Obituary, typescript
  • MS 1537/2/49/1;D Sermon preached by Reverend Munro, December 26 1926
  • MS 1537/2/25/14, 15-16, 23, 25-27;D Poems by other authors about Shackleton, various newspaper cuttings including Shackleton's poetry and an appreciation from Amundsen, 1909-1932
  • MS 1594;D Government report regarding Shackleton and the Chile
  • MS 1603/94;D Typescript of a BBC radio play called Shackleton by Leslie Baily, August 1966
  • MS 1537/2/25/1,2,4,D Poems by other authors regarding Shackleton, holograph and typescript
  • MS 1603/98;D Printed papers regarding the memorial service on South Georgia for Ernest Henry Shackleton attended by Edward Shackleton, January 1972
  • MS 1591/16/1;D Portrait, undated
  • MS 1537/2/48/11;D Stonemason plans for the design of the headstone in South Georgia Fragile
  • MS 1537/2/56;D Sketch of the Rt Hon Henry Chaplin
  • MS 1537/2/58;D Sketch of Ernest Henry Shackleton [By Westcliff Graphics, Southend On Sea, Essex]
  • MS 735/1-8;BPC Press cuttings relating to Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, 8 volumes

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers consist of poems written by or about Shackleton, details of medals and awards issued, mention of his death and press cuttings regarding his life.


The material is arranged chronologically