Asquith, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1537/2/32/8;D Letter to Emily Shackleton, 19 April 1916 [Regarding the royal Geographical Society and the Treasury]
  • MS 1537/2/24/6;D Letter to Ernest Henry Shackleton, undated [Regarding government help of 2,000 with expedition money]
  • MS 1537/2/24/9-11;D Letters (3) to Ernest Henry Shackleton, undated [Regarding knighthood and copies of Heart of the Antarctic]
  • MS 1537/2/24/7;D Letter by Vaughan Nash to Ernest Henry Shackleton, 13 September 1909 [On behalf of Prime Minister Asquith, relating to naming a mountain after him, testimonial for French distinction and payment of money by parliament] 1 leaf

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the return of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 and the subsequent knighthood awarded to Ernest Shackleton and to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916. The letter of 13 September 1909 is signed by Asquith's colleague Vaughn Nash.



Related Material

The institute holds archival collections for both Antarctic expeditions and for Ernest and Emily Shackleton.