Thomson, biography of Frank Wild

Scope and Content

  • MS 1078/1;D Biography of Frank Wild, 1951 ['Father of the Antarctic, A life of Commander Frank Wild CBE' unfinished covering period 1873-1916] 172 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1078/2/1;D Correspondence with Sir Jameson Adams and Jameson Boyd Buckley, 1951 [5 letters] 9 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/2;D Correspondence with Ann Clara Bostock (cousin), 1951 to 1959 [64 letters] 100 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/3;D Correspondence with Charles H Clark (cousin), 1951 to 1952 [8 letters] 16 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/4;D Correspondence with J W Dell, 1952 to 1956 [4 letters and two sheets of answers to questions] 9 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/5;D Correspondence with MR and Mrs James Maxwell McConnell Fisher, 1955 to 1961 [52 letters] 61 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/6;D Correspondence with Mrs Christine Garratt (sister), 1957 [4 letters] 4 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/7;D Correspondence with J A McIlroy, 1952 to 1958 [5 letters] 5 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/8;D Correspondence with A H Macklin, [195-] [17 letters and reminiscences] 37 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/9;D Correspondence with E S Marshall, 1952 [3 letters and diary extracts] 5 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/10;D Correspondence with Christopher Naisbitt, 1951 to 1965 [29 letters and typescript conversation record] 46 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/11;D Correspondence with Mrs M E Northwood (sister), 1952 to 1959 [17 letters] 27 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/12;D Correspondence with the Royal Geographical Society, 1952 to 1958, 18 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/13;D Correspondence with Scott Polar Research Institute, 1951 to 1958 [35 letters] 39 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/14;D Correspondence with Mrs Beatrice Wild (widow), 1951 to 1956 [29 letters] 53 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/15;D Correspondence with Laurence C Wild (brother), 1952 to 1958 [22 letters] 27 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/16;D Correspondence with Miss Margaret Wild (cousin), 1952 [9 letters] 11 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/17;D Correspondence with Percy H Wild (brother) and Miss U Christine, 1951 to 1952 [8 letters] 11 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/18;D Correspondence with Rupert Wild (brother), 1952 [6 letters] 7 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/19;D Correspondence with Stanley Wild (brother), 1952 to 1953 [9 letters] 13 leaves
  • MS 1078/2/20;D General correspondence [60 letters relating to the proposed biography]
  • MS 1078/2/21;D Correspondence with publishing houses and copyright holders [90 letters]
  • MS 1078/2/22;D Notes, transcripts, extracts regarding biography

Administrative / Biographical History

John Robert Francis Wild (Frank) took part in Antarctic expeditions during the so called 's Heroic Age's of exploration. These included the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) The British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton) the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 (leader Douglas Mawson), the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton) and the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton).

Arrangement

As deposited.

Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for John Robert Francis Wild