Mary Bowers, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 559/33/1-2;D Letters (2) to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, 23 and 26 May 1913 [Making arrangements to meet] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 873/2/4;WJ Letter to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, 27 November 1921 [Regarding South with Scott and possible copyright problems] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

Mary's brother Henry was a member of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). As a member of the Pole Party (Scott, Wilson, Oates, Evans) he reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912. The entire party died during the return journey. Bowers body was found with Scott and Wilson just 11 miles from One Ton Depot. The correspondence relates to fellow expedition member Edward RGR Evans book South with Scott and general matters.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, see SPRI collections GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, GB 015 Edward RGR Evans, GB 015 Apsley Cherry-Garrard.

For additional material by or about Mary Bowers and the Maxwell family see SPRI collection GB 015 Henry Bowers