Shackleton, general correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1642/3/1;D Letter to Thomas Crean, 14 November 1916
  • MS 1642/3/2;D Letter to Thomas Crean, 29 March 1917
  • MS 20;D Letter to Lady Baden-Powell, 20 September 1922 [Regarding finances] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1409/1-2;D Letters (2) to Robert Edward Brutnell (Editor of the Eastbourne Gazette and Herald, 29 March 1922 and 28 November 1923 [Regarding last photograph of the family and High Robert Mill's book on Shackleton] 4 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1433/14;D Letter to Rupert England, Edinburgh, 8 June 1908 [Sorrow at England's departure from the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909] handwritten copy (Xerox)
  • MS 1537/2/36/1-2;D Draft latter to Mr Fisher, Australia, April 1916 [Asking him to appeal to Australian government for the rescue of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-191 [Ross Sea Party] including reply from Mr Fisher, 26 April 1916] typescript, holograph
  • MS 100/104/1-66;D Letters (66) to Hugh Robert Mill, 1909-[1922] [Regarding his biography of her husband] 107 leaves, holograph
  • MS 367/10;D Letter to Hugh Robert Mill, [1923] [Regarding his biography of her husband] holograph
  • MS 100/105/1-62;D Letters (62) to Hugh Robert Mill, 1923 to 1932 [Regarding his biography of her husband] 107 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1603/77;D Letter to John Quiller Rowett, 1 February 1922 [Refers to her wishes that Ernest Henry Shackleton be buried on South Georgia] photostat
  • MS 356/82/1-2;D Letters (2) to Robert Neal Rudmose Brown, 30 March 1909 to 11 June 1916 [Regarding Ernest Henry Shackleton's expeditions] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 21;D Letters (3) to Kathleen Scott, 22 June 19-to 10 October 1922 [Last letter of thanks] 4 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1613/9;D Letter to Frank Worsley, 23 January 1931 [Gives permission to use any photographs held at the Royal Geographical Society for the book Endurance] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence covers primarily her husbands Antarctic expeditions including letters to expedition members Thomas Crean, Rupert England and Frank Worsley.


The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Related Material

The Institute holds archival collections for Crean, England, Mill, Worsley and Lady Scott