The collection comprises of correspondence by Lady Wright to Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard who served with her husband Charles on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott).
Lady Edith Wright collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Lady Edith Wright
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- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (2 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Lady Edith Mary Wright (nee Priestley) was related to the Antarctic explorer Raymond Priestley (1886-1974). She married Charles Wright in 1914 and they had a son and a daughter. Charles had served with Priestley on the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott).
The correspondence 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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Who was who, 1971-1980 A & C Black, London
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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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