The collection comprises of correspondence by Fagan relating to the results of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 and the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (both led by Robert Falcon Scott).
Charles Fagan collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Charles Fagan
- Dates of Creation1902-1916
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (10 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Charles Edward Fagan was born in 1855. He started work at the British Museum in 1873 becoming secretary of the Natural History department from 1919 onwards. It was through his connections with the British Museum and as a member of the Royal Geographical Society (of which he was a fellow) that he was involved with both the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 and the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (both led by Robert Falcon Scott). Fagan died in 1921.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Who was who, 1916-1928 Adam & Charles Black, London, 1947
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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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