The collection comprises of correspondence by Elizabeth to James Clark Ross relating to family matters
Elizabeth Bowmer collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Elizabeth Bowmer
- Dates of Creation1859
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (3 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Elizabeth Bowmer was a contemporary of James Clark Ross (1800-1862). She served as housekeeper to Ross's cousin Robert Coulman
The correspondence to Ross is arranged chronologically
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Arctic, exploration and development c500 BC to 1915, an encyclopaedia by Clive Holland, Garland Publishing, London (1994) and Exploring Polar Frontiers, a historical encyclopaedia by William Mills, San Diego and Oxford, 2003 and Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events by Robert Keith Headland (1 December 2001) Cambridge University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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