- MS 1330/3/1-3;D Letter to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, 4 March 1926 [Regarding the biological use the British Museum (Natural History) has made of the eggs. Enclosures of her letters to the museum, 20 January 1926 and reply by P R Lowe, 8 February 1926] 3 leaves, holograph
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- Dates of Creation4 March 1926
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The correspondence relates to the emperor penguin eggs collected at Cape Crozier by Cherry-Garrard, Edward Wilson and Henry Bowers during the Winter journey of 1911 (British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913). These eggs were subsequently deposited by Cherry-Garrard at the British Museum on his return from the Antarctic.
Apsley Cherry-Garrard recounted the journey to the Cape Crozier rookery in The worst journey in the world, first published in 1922.