The collection comprises of correspondence by Creak to Robert Falcon Scott regarding the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (led by Scott).
Ettrick Creak collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Ettrick Creak
- Dates of Creation1904
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (Circa 2 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Ettrick William Creak was born in 1835. He joined the Royal Navy, advancing from navigating lieutenant to commander and captain, and served as superintendent of compasses for the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty. He died in 1920.
Published work 'Terrestrial magnetism, magnetical instructions for the Antarctic expedition, 1901' by E. W. Creak in, The Antarctic manual for the use of the expedition of 1901 with a foreword by Sir Clements Markham, edited by George Murray, Royal Geographical Society, London (1901) SPRI Library Shelf (7)
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Who was who, 1916-1928, Adam & Charles Black, London (1947) and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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