Julie Rowett collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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).

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.

Arrangement

The correspondence with Macklin is arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment.

Some materials deposited at the Institute are NOT owned by the Institute. In such cases the archivist will advise about any requirements imposed by the owner. These may include seeking permission to read, extended closure, or other specific conditions.

Note

Anyone wishing to consult material should ensure they note the entire MS reference and the name of the originator.

The term holograph is used when the item is wholly in the handwriting of the author. The term autograph is used when the author has signed the item.

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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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]

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.

Additional finding aids are available at the Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

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Accruals

Further accessions possible.

Subjects

Personal Names