Hamilton, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 559/74;D Letter to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, 5 March 1913 [Including marginal notes on specimens form the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 in Cherry-Garrard's hand] 1 leaf, autograph, typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to emperor penguins. These are the largest of the penguins. Apsley Cherry-Garrard took part in a winter journey to the emperor penguin rookery at Cape Crozier during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). Along with Edward Wilson and Henry Bowers he collected specimens, which were brought back to England and deposited with the British Museum (Natural History department).

Related Material

The Institute holds extensive archival collections for Apsley Cherry-Garrard.


The journey to the Cape Crozier rookery is told in The worst journey in the world by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, first published in 1922.