The collection comprises of the 172 leaf typescript biography, the notes collected by Thomson during the preparation of the biography and extensive correspondence with family and friends of Wild.
Kenneth Graham Thomson collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Kenneth Graham Thomson
- Dates of Creation1951-1965
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence, notes and biographical material (Circa 1,000 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Kenneth Graham Thomas undertook research in to the life of John Robert Francis Wild with the aim of producing a biography. This research included extensive correspondence with the family of 'Frank', including his widow, brother, sisters and cousins. Thomson also wrote to the Scott Polar Research Institute and Wilds contemporaries. The biography covered the period of Wilds life from 1873 to 1916 when Thomson stopped work on it in 1956.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
Other Finding Aids
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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