Freshfield, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1453/98;D Letters (2) to Kathleen Scott, 20 and 27 August 1914 [With enclosure, Freshfield and Sir Thomas Brock, August 1914, on design of a memorial to Captain Scott in the Royal Geographical Society] 5 leaves, holograph and typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the Royal Geographical Society. In 1914 Freshfield was president. Kathleen's husband Robert Falcon Scott led the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 and the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913. On the later expedition he and his companions (Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans) attained the South Pole on 17 January 1912 but perished on the return journey.



Related Material

The Institute holds archival collections for Kathleen Scott and Robert Falcon Scott.