The collection comprises of correspondence by Julie to Alexander Hepburne Macklin who served as surgeon onboard the Quest during the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton).
Julie Rowett collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Julie Rowett
- Dates of Creation1922-1923
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (Circa 80 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Julie Rowett was the wife of John Quiller Rowett the friend of Ernest Henry Shackleton who provided financial support for the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton) to the Southern Ocean. Mrs. Rowett proof-read Frank Wild's account of the expedition, Shackleton's last voyage, published in 1923.
The correspondence with Macklin 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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Shackleton's last voyage. The story of the Quest ... from the official journal and private diary kept by Dr A.H. Macklin by John Robert Francis Wild, Cassell & Co. London (1923) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1921-1922 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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