Leeper, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 761/9;D Letter to Reginald Pound, 27 June 1965 [Enclosing letter from Robert Falcon Scott to Dr Leeper, 22 October 1910 and letter from Kathleen Scott to Dr Leeper, 16 July 1913 relating to a volumes of poetry which was given to Scott by Dr Leeper] typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) spent two winters at Cape Evans on Ross Island. 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 relates to Scott and the poetry by Tennyson which was inscribed on a memorial left on the Barrier (Ross Ice Shelf) marking the final resting place of Scott, Wilson and Bowers. Dr Leeper supplied the poetry book from which the lines were taken.



Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to this expedition, see SPRI collection GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 for more information.

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