Soulsby, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 559/131;D Receipt, 14 July 1913, 1 leaf, typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the deposit of emperor penguin specimens collected during the winter journey by Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers and Apsley Cherry-Garrard, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). These specimens were deposited by Cherry-Garrard at the British Museum, (Natural History department) on his return from the Antarctic. Basil Soulsby provided the receipt on behalf of Mr Charles Fagan.



Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to this expedition, including material for Cherry-Garrard, Wilson, Bowers and Fagan. See SPRI collection GB 15 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 for more information.


For an account of the journey to the Cape Crozier rookery to retrieve the specimens see The worst journey in the world by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Several editions of which are available at the Institute Library.