The collection comprises of correspondence by Emily to family members and others connected with Antarctic exploration and an account of the royal visit to the Nimrod prior to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton).
Emily Shackleton collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Emily Shackleton
- Dates of Creation1885-1935
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (260 leaves) and papers (4 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Emily Mary Shackleton (nee Dorman) was born in 1868, the second daughter of Charles Herbert Dorman and Janie Swinford. She met Ernest Henry Shackleton in 1897 on a visit to his sister, Kathleen, and married him in 1904. She gave birth to two sons, Raymond and Edward, and one daughter, Cecily. She was widowed when Ernest Shackleton died in South Georgia on 5 January 1922. She died in 1936.
The collection is split into three sub-fonds comprising of family correspondence, general correspondence and the Nimrod account.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 and Shackleton by Roland Huntford, Hodder and Stoughton, London (1985) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Shackleton, E.H] and James Caird Society
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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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