The collection comprises of correspondence by Matthews regarding the steam yacht Scotia.
Donald Matthews collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Donald Matthews
- Dates of Creation1912-1913
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (8 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Donald Mathews was one of the scientists appointed to analyse results of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). Prior to his appointment he corresponded with William Speirs Bruce (leader of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904 and Hugh Robert Mill (geographer, meteorologist and member of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 led by Scott) regarding the work being carried out in the north Atlantic on board the steam yacht Scotia.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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