The collection comprises of correspondence by Bruce to Benjamin Leigh Smith relating to sealing
David Bruce collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 David Bruce
- Dates of Creation1877-1881
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (3 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
David Bruce was a contemporary of the explorer Benjamin Leigh Smith (1828-1913)
The correspondence to Smith is arranged chronologically
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to and 'Benjamin Leigh Smith a forgotten pioneer' by Arthur G Credland in The Polar Record volume 20 number 125 May 1980 p127-145
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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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