The collection comprises of correspondence by Gain to William Speirs Bruce.
Louis Gain collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Louis Gain
- Dates of Creation1913
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In the winter of 1913 Louis Gain wrote to the polar explorer William Speirs Bruce regarding the ornithological specimens collected during the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904. Bruce led this expedition, which carried out a broad scientific programme. Gain was at this point working for the Museum D'Histore Naturelle in France.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034
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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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