The collection comprises of correspondence by both Mr and Mrs Assheton regarding specimens from the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott).
Francis and Richard Assheton collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Francis and Richard Assheton
- Dates of Creation1913-1915
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Dr Richard Assheton was born in 1863. He lectured on animal embryology at the University of Cambridge from 1913 until his death in 1915.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to The CSHL Library Catalogue and Cambridge University and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events,(1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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