Charles Jagger collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises of correspondence with the Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Sargeant Jagger was born in Yorkshire on 17 December 1885. At the age of fourteen, he was apprenticed to Messrs. Mappin and Webb of Sheffield to learn silver engraving. He studied concurrently at the Sheffield School of Art, winning a scholarship in 1903 to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London. Joining the Artists' Rifles on the outbreak of the First World War, Jagger was commissioned in the Worcestershire Regiment, serving in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. He was three times wounded and won the Military Cross. On demobilization, he began work as a sculptor in London, executing several war memorials. His sculptures include a statue of Ernest Henry Shackleton, commissioned for the Royal Geographical Society building. He died in London on 16 November 1934.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Dictionary of National Biography 1931-1940 with an index covering the years 1901-1940 in one alphabetical series, (1949) Oxford University Press, London and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events,(1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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

Other Finding Aids

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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