Sir Dighton Probyn , correspondence

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

  • MS 1498;D Letters (3) with Michael Barne and J A Fisher, 7 January 1906 to 3 January 1907 [Regarding Barne's plans for an Antarctic expedition in 1907 which never took place. The correspondence consists of two letters from Probyn to Barne offering impressions of support for the proposed expedition, and a brief (copied) letter and memorandum from Fisher enclosing the Admiralty's opposition to supporting further Antarctic expeditions] 8 leaves, typescript
  • MS 1453/147/1-2;D Letters (2) to Robert Falcon Scott, 16 September 1908 and 22 July 1910 [Probyn, writing as Keeper of the Privy Purse, Buckingham Palace, offers the King's congratulations on Scott's marriage and the Queen's good wishes for success of his expedition] 2 leaves, holograph and typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence covers Barne's proposed Antarctic expedition, and the marriage of Robert Falcon Scott to Kathleen Bruce.



Related Material

The Institute holds archival collections for both Barne and Scott.