- MS 1591/1/11/8;D Letter to Alexander Hepburne Macklin, 14 January 1921 [Accompanies a list of cooking instructions and serving suggestions] holograph
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The correspondence was written for the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton). This expedition was to sail along previously unvisited stretches of the Antarctic continent. Quest arrived in South Georgia in January 1922 where Shackleton died on 5 January. The expedition continued under John Robert Francis [Frank] Wild's command visiting the South Shetland Islands, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha. The expedition proved the non-existence of New South Greenland. Shackleton was buried in the whalers' graveyard at Grytviken, South Georgia.
The correspondence relates to cooking instructions and serving suggestions for whale, sea leopard, elephant seal, penguin, paddy birds, cape pigeons and albatross.