- MS 559/88;D Letter to Evelyn Cherry-Garrard, 1 February 1913 [Regarding the news from the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913] 1 leaf, autograph
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- Dates of Creation1 February 1913
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The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) spent two winters at Cape Evans on Ross Island. Extensive scientific investigations and exploration was conducted along the coast of Victoria Land and on the Ross Ice Shelf. After successfully reaching the South Pole on 17 January 1912 Scott and his companions (Henry Bowers, Edgar Evans, Lawrence Oates and Edward Wilson) perished during the return journey.
Evelyn Cherry-Garrard's son Apsley served as assistant zoologist during the expedition.