The collection comprises of correspondence by Rodd to the Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott written during his time as a diplomat in Sweden.
James Rennell Rodd collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 James Rennell Rodd
- Dates of Creation1905
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (2 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
James Rennell Rodd, first Baron Rennell was born in November 1858. He won the Newdigate prize for English verse in 1880 for a poem on Sir Walter Raleigh. He undertook a diplomatic career, which saw him posted to Berlin, Athens, Rome, Paris, Zanzibar, British East Africa, and Cairo and in 1905 Stockholm. Prior to the outbreak of the First World War (1914-1918) he was again serving in Italy (1908-1919). He retired in 1921. Throughout his career he continued with his literary and scholarly works including Customs and lore of modern Greece, Ballades of the fleet. He died on 26 July 1941.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Dictionary of National Biography, 1941-1950 Oxford University Press.
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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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