The collection comprises of this correspondence by Freshfield with Lady Scott.
Douglas Freshfield collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Douglas Freshfield
- Dates of Creation1914
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (5 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Douglas William Freshfield was born on 27 April 1845 in Hampstead. Educated at Eaton and Oxford he became an accomplished mountaineer, climbing extensively in the Alps. He published Exploration of the Caucasus in 1896. In 1914 he was appointed president of the Royal Geographical Society a post he occupied until 1917. He died in 1934.
In the summer of 1914 Freshfield corresponded with Lady Kathleen Scott, the widow of Antarctic Explorer Robert Falcon Scott regarding a memorial for him at the Royal Geographical Society.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Dictionary of National Biography, 1931-1940 Oxford University Press
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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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