Scope and Content

  • MS 559/21;WJ Draft Sheets (13) of The worst journey in the world [These parts were not in the final published version] 1 volume, typescript
  • MS 1573/1/1-2;WJ Various gatherings from volumes I and II and of the first edition, 1922
  • MS 1573/2;WJ Proof sheets (some dated September, November 1920, June 1921) of first edition
  • MS 1573/3;WJ Title page, preface and list of illustrations, volume I 1st edition [Possibly an illustration intended by the author was omitted, see pencil note facing page 13 'EAW left out of E[mery] Walker'
  • MS 1573/4;WJ Title page and list of illustrations Volume II 2nd edition reissued 1929
  • MS 1573/5;WJ Typed draft [Perhaps and early version of the final chapter 'Never again']
  • MS 873/2/1;WJ Correspondence (18 letters including draft copies) with Edward Leicester Atkinson, 28 January 1914 to 6 June 1921 [Regarding the writing of The worst journey in the world ] 25 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 873/2/3;WJ Correspondence (23 letters including drafts and copies) with Mrs Edith Bowers, 4 June [1918] to 14 December [1921] [Regarding The worst journey in the world and use of Bowers letters and diaries within it. Also mention of Edward RGR Evans work South with Scott ] 34 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 873/2/5;WJ Correspondence (17 letters including drafts and copies) to R & R Clark Ltd. 15 February to 11 September [192-] [Regarding printing of the book] 29 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 873/2/6;WJ Correspondence (5 letters including drafts and copies) to W Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 22 November to 1 December 1921 [Regarding Edward RGR Evans South with Scott ] 6 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 873/2/9;WJ Correspondence (3 letters including 1 draft) with Farrer & Co, solicitors, 30 December 1918 to 2 January 1919 [Regarding legal matters of an independent publication of The worst journey in the world ]
  • MS 873/2/12;WJ Correspondence (11 letters including copy and extract) with William Lashley, 5 May 1916 to 31 January 1920 [Partly regarding Lashly's contribution to The worst journey in the world ] 14 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 873/3/13;WJ Correspondence (28 letters including drafts and copies) with H G Lyons (secretary of the Publishing Committee of the Captain Scott Memorial Fund ), 15 February 1914 to 14 July 1920 [Regarding writing of official narrative of the expedition and Cherry-Garrard's subsequent private publication of The worst journey in the world ] 40 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 873/2/16;WJ Correspondence (2 letters ) with Miss Grace Scott (sister of Robert Falcon Scott), 15 and 18 July 1922 [Regarding visit made to the British Museum mentioned in chapter VII of The worst journey in the world ] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 876/2/18;WJ Correspondence (2 letter and a list of notes) with George Bernard Shaw, 28 December 1919 and 21 November [1921] and 26 April 1922 [Regarding Collins Sons & Co. and The worst journey in the world including rules for punctuation by Shaw] 3 leaves, holograph
  • MS 873/2/21;WJ Correspondence (12 letters) with Oriana Wilson (widow of Edward Adrian Wilson), 11 March 1919 to 3 March 1921 [Regarding use of Edward Adrian Wilson's journals and pictures in The worst journey in the world ] 13 leaves, holograph and typescript

Administrative / Biographical History

Cherry-Garrard's account of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon scott) The worst journey in the world has not been out of print since its first publication. The collection comprises of correspondence regarding the writing of this work and its publication. The collection also contains drafts of chapters some of which were not subsequently published.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Note

The Institute's library naturally has several editions of The worst journey in the world.

Related Material

See SPRI collection GB 15 Arthur and Charlotte Farrar (MS 873/2/9;WJ)(Arthur Farrar acted as Cherry-Garrard's solicitor)

Additional Information

The Institute's library naturally has several editions of The worst journey in the world.