Seaver, biographical notes

Scope and Content

  • MS 1012;D Oates, undated [Notes bound into a copy of The worst journey in the world] 3 leaves

Administrative / Biographical History

Lawrence Edward Grace Oates was a member of the shore party of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). He was included in the five man polar party and with Scott, Edward Adrian Wilson, Henry Robertson Bowers and Edgar Evans attained the pole on 17 January 1912. He died during the return journey.

Apsley Cherry-Garrard served as assistant zoologist, his account of the expedition was published in 1922 entitled The worst journey in the world.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing material relating to the expedition, see GB 15 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913