The collection comprises of correspondence regarding Robert Falcon Scott and the memorial erected to him and his companions in Antarctica by members of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (led by Scott).
Dr V A Leeper collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Dr V A Leeper
- Dates of Creation1910-1965
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (Circa 5 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Dr V A Leeper was a contemporary of the Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his wife Kathleen. He gave Scott a book of poetry by Tennyson, which Scott took to the Antarctic during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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