Dodd, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • 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

Administrative / Biographical History

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.

Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 including correspondence regarding the emperor penguins by Apsley Cherry-Garrard and Francis and Richard Assheton amongst others.


Apsley Cherry-Garrard recounted the journey to the Cape Crozier rookery in The worst journey in the world, first published in 1922.