The collection comprises of letters by Lillian and H D Burton to Apsley and Evelyn Cherry-Garrard.
Lillian and Henry Burton collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Lillian and Henry Burton
- Dates of Creation1911-1913
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (4 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Lillian and Henry D Burton lived at St Albans, a district of Christchurch, New Zealand. Apsley Cherry-Garrard stayed with them when Terra Nova visited Lyttelton on its way to the Antarctic and again on his return in 1913 (British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, leader Robert Falcon Scott). During the expedition they wrote to Evelyn Cherry-Garrard (Apsley's mother) providing her with news of her son and the expedition in general. They also maintained a correspondence with Apsley himself during his time in the Antarctic.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Cherry; a life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard by Sara Wheeler, Jonathan Cape, London (2001) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Cherry-Garrard]
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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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