Skelton, correspondence

Scope and Content

Correspondence:

  • MS 342/13;D Letter to Edward RGR Evans, 22 March 1910 [Regarding his exclusion from the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913] holograph
  • MS 1368/16;D Letter to Hartley Travers Ferrar, 20 April 1931 [Personal news and mention of mutual friends of British Antarctic Expeditions] 1 leaf, holograph
  • MS 656/2;D Letter to John Kendall, 16 November 1950 [Regarding scurvy during the British Antarctic Expeditions] 2 leaves, autograph
  • MS 100/121;D Letter to Hugh Robert Mill, 29 April 1929 [Thank's for summary of Mawson's career] holograph
  • MS 641/4;MJ Letter to Charles William Rawson Royds, 10 December 1902 [Written from 4,000 ft. at foot of Western mountains, British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904] autograph
  • MS 342/14/1-11;D Letters (10) to Robert Falcon Scott, 3 June 1907 to 16 October 1912 [Letters 5 to 7 mention the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913] 35 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1476;D Letter to James Wordie, 17 August 1944 [Comments on character and conduct of Albert Armitage during the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904] 3 leaves, typed transcript (carbon)
  • MS 342/16;D Letter (fragment) to unknown correspondent, 22 December 1901 [Proceedings of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904] holograph

Testimonials:

  • MS 342/17/1-6;D Miscellaneous testimonials, 1890-1905

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence contains letters written during the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, letters regarding that expedition and the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) and general correspondence on contemporary polar explorers such as Douglas Mawson (Leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914) and Albert Armitage.

Arrangement

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Related Material

The Institute holds several archival collections containing letters to Skelton including Sir Clements Markham, Edward Adrian Wilson, Hugh Robert Mill and Kathleen Scott.