The collection comprises of correspondence by Prichard to Apsley Cherry-Garrard on non polar matters.
Hesketh Prichard collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Hesketh Prichard
- Dates of Creation1915
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Hesketh Vernon Hesketh Prichard was a contemporary of the Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (assistant zoologist, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913). Born in 1876 he spent part of his time as a big game hunter and playing cricket for Hampshire. With the outbreak of war in 1914 Prichard became the army's sniping expert. Attaining the rank of Major he was awarded the MC and DSO. Prichard died in 1922.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 First World War.com
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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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