The collection comprises of correspondence by Lady Simpson regarding her husband and Robert Falcon Scott.
Lady Dorothy Simpson collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 15 Lady Dorothy Simpson
- Dates of Creation-1956
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (Circa 4 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Dorothy Jane Simpson (nee Stephen) was the daughter of Cecil Stephen, a barrister in New South Wales, Australia. In 1914 she married George Clarke Simpson, who served as meteorologist on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). She was widowed in 1965 and died in 1978.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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, 1961-1970 with an index covering the years 1901-1970 in one alphabetical series, Oxford University Press (1981)
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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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