Scott, correspondence

Scope and Content


  • MS 16;D Letters (3) to Lewis Beaumont, 3 May 1913 to 23 May 1918 [On distribution of funds to members of the expedition] 4 leaves, holograph and retyped copy
  • MS 559/111/1-32;D Letters (31) to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, 5 October [1911] to 1919 [Include mention of Debenham, Levick and Lillie] 32 leaves, autograph
  • MS 873/2/17;WJ Letters (4) to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, [circa 1917-1919] [Regarding to the preparation of Cherry-Garrard's book] 4 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1453/152/1-2;D Letters (2) with Sir Francis Drake, 10 August 1912 (with enclosure) [On the expedition's finances and on Crean, Lashly and Pennell] 5 leaves, holograph
  • MS 761/27;D Letter to Mrs Philip Dumas, 9 March [1913] [Regarding editing Scott's diary] 1 leaf, typed copy
  • MS 1453/153/1-4;D Letters (4) with Edward RGR Evans and G.S. Foster, 27 June to 10 July 1913 [Regarding display of British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 relics at the Imperial Services Exhibition at Earl's Court] 6 leaves, typescript and typed copies
  • MS 1453/154;D Letter to C.E. Fagan, 25 April 1913 [Draft of a letter on work on the scientific results of the expedition] 3 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1453/155;D Letter to Stanley Gardiner, 13 May 1913 [On Dennis Lillie's work] typed copy
  • MS 1453/156;D Letter to Malise Graham, 10 July 1946, typescript (carbon)
  • MS 1453/157;D Correspondence (2 letters) with Sydney Holland, undated [Regarding relics of Scott's last expedition] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1453/158/1-2;D Letters (2) to David Lloyd George, 12 December 1911 and undated [Request for Government grant] 3 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 1453/159;D Letter to Sir Clements Markham, [19--] [Very brief note regarding Museum Trustees] holograph
  • MS 356/81;D Letter to Robert Neal Rudmose Brown, 16 January [1915] [On Rudmose Brown's review of her husbands' book] 1 leaf, holograph
  • MS 1160/13;MJ Letter to [Hannah Scott?], 2 December [1910] [Personal news and mention of early stages of the expedition] holograph, microfilm
  • MS 1464/14/1-8;D Letters (8) to Mrs Hannah Scott and other members of the Scott family, 3 August [1910]-[5 March 1913], and one undated [c.1906-1908] [Mainly short account of her outward voyage with the expedition and reactions to the news of Scott's death] 8 leaves, holograph
  • MS 342/27/1-2;D Letters (2) to Reginald Skelton, 17 April 1913 and undated [1912] [Praise of Wilson and Bowers] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 559/112;D Letter and enclosure to [Mrs Reginald John Smith] [1916] [Enclosing sheet form The Treasuryvolume 26, number 160 January 1916] 1 leaf, autograph


  • MS 1453/161;D Miscellaneous letters (5) and telegrams (2) received, 12 May 1911 to 21 April 1947 [Mainly relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913] 8 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 1453/160;D Telephone messages (2), 11 July 1913 and undated [For Central News and C H Meares] 2 leaves, handwritten and typescript
  • MS 1453/162;D Messages of condolences received following the death of her husband, 1913 [Include messages sent to the Admiralty and to Scott's agent, J.J. Kinsey, and forwarded her] 41 leaves, mainly typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). It covers the departure of her husband for the Antarctic through to messages of condolence received by Kathleen on the news of her husband's death with the Pole party in 1912. Later correspondence deals with the results of the expedition and publication of books regarding it.



Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 and extensive archival collections for Robert Falcon Scott, see SPRI collection GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 for more information.