The collection comprises of correspondence by Charles to his daughter Emily and future son in law Ernest Henry Shackleton.
Charles Dorman collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Charles Dorman
- Dates of Creation1893-1901
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (5 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Charles Herbert Dorman was a partner in Kingsford Dorman, a firm of solicitors near the Law Courts in the Strand. The family had a country home in Sussex and Dorman was one of the first private orchid-growers in England. He and his wife, Janie Swinford, had three sons, Herbert, Frank and Arthur, and three daughters, Julia, Emily and Maud [Daisy]. Emily was to marry the explorer Ernest Shackleton. Charles Dorman died in 1901.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Shackleton and the Antarctic by James and Margery Fisher, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1958) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Shackleton, E.H.] and Shackleton by Roland Huntford, Hodder and Stoughton London (1985) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Shackleton, E.H]
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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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