Assheton, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 559/23;D Letter (by Richard) to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, 15 November 1913 [Regarding the arrival of the penguin specimens and wanting to hear more of journey to obtain them] 1 leaf, autograph
  • MS 559/155;D Letter (by Francis) to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, 7 November 1915 [Regarding her late husbands interest in the specimens] 1 leaf, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the emperor penguin specimens collected during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) by Edward Adrian Wilson, Henry Robinson Bowers and Apsley Cherry-Garrard during the winter journey.

Related Material

See GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 for a fuller list of archival collections held by the Institute containing material on this expedition and GB 015 Apsley Cherry-Garrard for more on the journey to retrieve the penguin specimens.