The collection comprises of correspondence by Fortescue to the Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott.
Hugh Fortescue collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Hugh Fortescue
- Dates of Creation1907-1908
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (5 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Hugh Fortescue was born on 16 April 1854. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He served as Liberal MP for Tiverton between 1881-1885. He died in 1932.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Who was who, 1929-1940 A&C Black, London
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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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