Evelyn Cherry-Garrard collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises of correspondence with her son Apsley regarding the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 on which he served as assistant zoologist.

Administrative / Biographical History

Evelyn Edith Cherry-Garrard (nee Sharpin) was born circa 1857, the eldest child of an eminent Bedford doctor. She married Colonel Apsley Cherry at St. Paul's Church in Bedford in 1885. Her eldest son, Apsley, was born on 2 January 1886 in Bedford and she had five daughters between 1887 and 1901. The family moved to Lamer Park in 1892, adding the name Garrard to the family name. She was widowed in 1907 and remained at Lamer Park until 1916. She died in Godalming, Surrey in December 1946.


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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Cherry; a life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard by Sara Wheeler, Jonathan Cape, London (2001) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Cherry-Garrard] and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events,(1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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

Other Finding Aids

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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