The collection comprises of correspondence relating to the British Relief Expeditions, 1902-1903-1904 to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 and the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton).
Rupert England collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Rupert England
- Dates of Creation1907-1924
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (Circa 100 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Rupert England was born in 1878 in Yorkshire, England and was educated at Hull Grammar School. He was the First Officer of the Morning on the British relief expeditions, 1902-1903 and 1903-1904, organized to assist the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) in McMurdo Sound. He then went to Nigeria for 12 months. Between 1907 and 1908, England was the captain of Nimrod on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton), but was dismissed after the first year. On his return, he married, left the sea and founded his own business. He served in the First World War and retired as Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. He died in 1942.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Shackleton's Lieutenant; the Nimrod Diary of A.L.A. Mackintosh, British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 ed by Stanley Newman, Polar Publications Ltd (1990) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1907-1909 Shackleton]
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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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