John Edward Scott collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises of certificates relating to John Edward.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Edward Scott was born in 1830, the youngest child of a retired purser in the Royal Navy. In 1861, he married Hannah Cuming and they had four daughters - Etttie, Rose, Grace and Katherine, and two sons, Robert Falcon (born in 1868), and Archie.

After the death of his father in 1863, John Scott inherited a small brewery in Plymouth and a house called Outlands, near Devonport. Several years later, after the Plymouth brewery was sold and the capital from the sale had been reduced to almost nothing, Outlands was leased and John Scott found a job as manager of a small brewery near Shepton Mallet in Somerset. He died on 27 October 1897.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Access Information

By appointment.

Some materials deposited at the Institute are NOT owned by the Institute. In such cases the archivist will advise about any requirements imposed by the owner. These may include seeking permission to read, extended closure, or other specific conditions.


Anyone wishing to consult material should ensure they note the entire MS reference and the name of the originator.

The term holograph is used when the item is wholly in the handwriting of the author. The term autograph is used when the author has signed the item.

Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events by Robert Keith Headland (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and Scott of the Antarctic by Elspeth Huxley, Weidenfeld and Nicolson London (1977) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Scott, R.F.] and Scott of the Antarctic by Reginald Pound, World Books London (1968) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Scott, R.F.]

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.

Additional finding aids are available at the Institute.

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Further accessions possible.