The collection comprises of correspondence by Smith to Apsley Cherry-Garrard.
Nowell Smith collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Nowell Smith
- Dates of Creation1914
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (2 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Nowell Smith lived in Sherborn, Dorset. During May of 1914 he corresponded with the Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (assistant zoologist, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913) regarding the possibility of the latter coming to the School at Sherborn to give a lecture on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). Cherry-Garrard, Edward Wilson and Henry Bowers had made a winter journey to the emperor penguin rookery at Cape Crozier to collect specimens during the expedition.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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