The collection comprises of correspondence by Dodd with Apsley Cherry-Garrard regarding emperor penguin specimens.
Marion Dodd collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Marion Dodd
- Dates of Creation1926
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (3 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Marion Dodd corresponded with the Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard and the British Museum (Natural History department) with regard to specimens of emperor penguins which had been collected from the Cape Crozier rookery during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). These specimens were deposited at the British Museum by Cherry-Garrard when he returned from the Antarctic.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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