Cochrane, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1547/10;D Letter to George Marston, 31 October 1907 [Family news on eve of his departure, British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909] photocopy

Administrative / Biographical History

George Edward Marston was born on 19 March 1882 at Southsea. He was appointed official artist on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton), participating in several sledging journeys including an ascent of Mount Erebus. He was responsible for illustrating Aurora Australis, a limited edition book produced at Cape Royds, and provided sketches and paintings for The Heart of the Antarctic, Shackleton's account of the expedition.



Related Material

The Institute holds an archival collection for George Marston