The collection comprises of correspondence by Raven-Hill to the Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (assistant zoologist, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913) regarding personal and professional matters.
Leonard Raven-Hill collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Leonard Raven-Hill
- Dates of Creation1916
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (3 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Leonard Raven-Hill was born on 10 March 1867 in Bath. He studied at the City and Guilds of London Art School and later in Paris, exhibiting paintings at the Salon from 1886 and at the Royal Academy from 1889. He was the art editor of Pick-Me-Up and a founder of the Butterfly, as well as illustrating books for Rudyard Kipling and H.G. Wells.
In 1895, his first drawing appeared in Punch, for which he became a political cartoonist in 1910. Retiring in 1935, he died in 31 March 1942 at Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 and Dictionary of National Biography, 1941-1950, Oxford University Press, London (1959) and Who was who, 1941-1950, Adam & Charles Black, London (1952)
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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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