The collection comprises of correspondence relating to her son Henry Bowers (1883-1912) and the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913.
Emily Bowers collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Emily Bowers
- Dates of Creation1913-1921
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (48 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Emily Bowers (nee Webb) was a headmistress of a school in Sidmouth, Devon, which she left to take up work in the Missions Schools of the Malay Peninsula. Here, she met and married Captain Alexander Bowers and had two daughters, Mary and Edith, and, on returning to Greenock in Scotland, gave birth to a son, Henry, in 1883. Her husband died in 1887 and Emily moved the family to Sidcup in England.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Birdie Bowers of the Antarctic by George Seaver, John Murray, London (1938) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Bowers, H.R.]
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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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