Hodder-Williams, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1018/1/1-4;D Letters (4) to Mrs Dorothy Irving Bell, 1957 to 1958 [Regarding the republication] 4 leaves, autograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to a publication regarding the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, [Weddell Sea Party], 1914-1916.

Shackleton's boat journey by Frank Worsley was first published in 1940. The publishing house of Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. republished the account in 1959. The book tells the story of the voyage of the James Caird from Elephant Island to South Georgia. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, Frank Worsley, Thomas Crean, Harry McNish, Timothy McCarthy and John Vincent undertook this voyage in 1916. Arriving at South Georgia Shackleton, Crean and Worsley made the first major trek across the island to the whaling station at Stromness. The steam tug Yelcho rescued the men on Elephant island in August 1916.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Material

The Institute holds over thirty archival collections containing material relating to this expedition, including a collection for Frank Worsley. See SPRI collection GB 015 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, [Weddell Sea Party] 1914-1916, for more information.