Seymour, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1453/169/1-2;D Letters (2) to Kathleen Scott, 1 January to 2 April 1912 [His support for Scott's expedition] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1453/170;D Letter to Robert Falcon Scott, 2 June 1910 [Best wishes for expedition] 1 leaf, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Antarctic Expedition,1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) carried out scientific programmes and exploration from a base at Cape Evans. After successfully reaching the South Pole on 17 January 1912 Scott and his companions (Wilson, Oates, Bowers and Evans) died during the return journey.

Seymour was one of many to write to Scott and his wife prior to and during the expedition giving his support.



Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see SPRI collection GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 for more information.