Cheetham, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1365/1/1-2;D Letters (2) to Mr and Mrs [Brewer], 14 February [1913] and to Jesse and Emma, undated [Regarding progress of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913] 6 leaves, holograph (Xerox)

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) spent two winters at Cape Evans on Ross Island. Extensive scientific investigations and exploration were undertaken. After successfully reaching the South Pole on 17 January 1912 Scott and his companions (Henry Bowers, Edgar Evans, Lawrence Oates and Edward Wilson) perished during the return journey.


The correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913.