Richards, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 761/16/1-6;D Letters (6) to Reginald Pound, 1964-1965 [Relating to Petty Officer Edgar Evans, enclosing 2 letters, (Frank Debenham to Richards, 25 May 1962, Griffith Taylor to Richards, 11 June 1962) and 'The martyred hero of Antarctica, Edgar Evans' by Richards, undated] 18 leaves

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to Petty Officer Edgar Evans, member of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) and the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott), Evans was chosen by Scott to be a member of the Pole party who successfully reached the South pole on 17 January 1912 (other members were Scott, Lawrence Oates, Henry Bowers and Edward Wilson). Evans was the first to die on the return journey.



Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to the two expeditions Evans took part in, including one for Edgar Evans, see SPRI collections GB 015 British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 and GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 for more information.


Scott of the Antarctic by Reginald Pound, first published 1966, SPRI Library shelf 92[Scott R F]

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