- MS 559/131;D Receipt, 14 July 1913, 1 leaf, typescript
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- ReferenceGB 15 Basil Soulsby/Correspondence
- Dates of Creation14 July 1913
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionLetter/receipt
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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.
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.