The collection comprises of correspondence with Kathleen Scott, wife of the Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott regarding the scientific results of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott).
Edward Arber collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Edward Arber
- Dates of Creation1914
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (8 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Edward Alexander Newell Arber was born on 5 August 1870 in London, son of Professor Edward Arber (1836-1912). He was educated at King Edward's High School, Birmingham and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1899, he was appointed demonstrator in palaeobotany at the University of Cambridge, a post he held until his death in Cambridge on 14 June 1918.
Published work includes, Plant Life in Alpine Switzerland, The Natural History of Coal and The Coast Scenery of North Devon.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Who was who, 1916-1928, Adam & Charles Black, London (1947) and Berkeley and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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