The collection comprises of correspondence by Lady Knutsford with the Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (assistant zoologist, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913) regarding non polar matters.
Lady Mary Knutsford collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Lady Mary Knutsford
- Dates of Creation1915
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Lady Mary Ashburnham was born in 1859, the youngest daughter of Bertram Ashburnham, fourth Earl of Ashburnham. In 1883, she married Sydney George Holland, the hospital administrator and reformer, and they had two daughters. The family lived at Kneesworth Hall, near Royston, Hertfordshire. In 1914, Holland succeeded his father as third baronet and second Viscount Knutsford. Viscountess Knutsford was widowed in 1931 and she died in 1947.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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 Dictionary of National Biography, 1931-1940, with an index covering the years 1901-1940 in one alphabetical series, Oxford University Press, London (1950) and Archives in London and the M25
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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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