Sir Charles Reilly collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises of correspondence by Sir Charles to the Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (assistant zoologist, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913) regarding non polar matters.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Herbert Reilly was born on 4 March 1874 in London. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Queens' College, Cambridge. After graduating, he trained as an architect for two years in his father's office and in 1900, became a part-time lecturer in architectural design at King's College in London, shortly afterwards becoming a partner in an architectural practice. In 1904, he was appointed professor of architecture at Liverpool University, a post he held until 1933. Between 1931 and 1933, he was vice-president of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1943, he was awarded the Royal gold medal for architecture and was knighted in the following year. He died in London on 2 February 1948.


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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Dictionary of National Biography 1941-1950 with an index covering the years 1901-1950 in one alphabetical series, Oxford University Press, London (1959)

Other Finding Aids

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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