Treatt, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 559/136;D Letter to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, 11 October 1913 [From the British Museum (Bird room) regarding birds from the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913] 1 leaf, autograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to the ornithological results of the British Antarctic Expedition,1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). During this expedition Cherry-Garrard travelled to the emperor penguin rookery at Cape Crozier with Edward Wilson and Henry Bowers to collect specimens during the Antarctic winter. These specimens were deposited at the British Museum (Natural History department) on his return.



Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to this expedition, including one for Apsley Cherry-Garrard, see SPRI collection GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 for more information.

SPRI collections GB 015 Charles Fagan, GB 015 Basil Soulsby and GB 015 Francis and Richard Assheton which all contain material relating to the emperor penguin specimens deposited at the Museum by Cherry-Garrard.