The collection comprises of correspondence by Sir Arthur to Robert Falcon Scott regarding the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (led by Scott).
Sir Arthur Rcker collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Sir Arthur Rcker
- Dates of Creation1900
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (2 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Arthur William Rcker was born in London in 1848. He studied at mathematics at Brasenose College, Oxford. In 1886 he became professor of physics at the Royal college of Science in London. He died in 1915.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 The Dictionary of missing persons, edited Charles Nicholls, Oxford University Press
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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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