How, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1450/1/1-11;D Letters (11) to his wife, Eleanor, 3 August 1914 to 9 October 1916 [Mainly personal letters but containing some information on the progress of the expedition and on his own activities] 14 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1078/4;D Letter to brother of Frank Wild (no name given), 21 February 1943 [Lists surviving members of the expedition] 2 leaves, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence comprises of letters written by How as a member of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, [Weddell Sea Party], 1914-1916 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton) and later letters regarding fellow expedition members.


The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Related Material

The Institute holds over thirty archival collections containing material relating to this expedition see SPRI collection GB 015 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, [Weddell Sea Party] 1914-1916, for more information.