The collection comprises of correspondence by Longhurst relating to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott).
Cyril Longhurst collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Cyril Longhurst
- Dates of Creation1903-1904
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (Circa 8 leaves)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Cyril Longhurst was born in 1879. He served as secretary to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). After the expedition, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence. He was awarded the C.B. in 1917 and died on 22 April 1948.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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, 1941-1950, Adam & Charles Black, London (1952)
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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. Additional finding aids are available at the Institute.
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