The collection comprises of correspondence by Olsson to Apsley Cherry-Garrard (assistant zoologist, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913) regarding non polar matters.
Julius Olsson collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Julius Olsson
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- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Julius Olsson was born in 1864 in London. Self-trained as a painter, he first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1890, and in the same year settled in St. Ives where he remained for twenty years. He established a reputation as a painter of the Cornish coast and seascapes and was elected A.R.A. in 1914 and R.A. in 1920. During the First World War, he served as lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He died in Ireland in 1942.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 The Dictionary of National Biography 1941-1950, with an index covering the years 1901-1950 in one alphabetical series, Oxford University Press, London (1959)
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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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