The collection comprises of correspondence by Archer to fellow British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 member Apsley Cherry-Garrard.
Walter William Archer collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Walter William Archer
- Dates of Creation1919
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Walter William Archer had retired from the Royal Navy when he joined the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott), as chief steward. He was awarded the Polar Medal for his part in the expedition. He died in 1944.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 and SPRI Library Antarctic Biographies Card Index.
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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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