Wilson, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1330/5;D Letter to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, 14 July 1914 [Letter of thanks for copy of The South Polar Times 1 leaf, holograph
  • MS 559/147/1-2;D Letters (2) to Reginald John Smith, 16 June 1912 and 14 February 1913 [Letter of thanks regarding copies of journal relating to his son and wish that bodies of the Polar Party should not be removed] 2 leaves, autograph
  • MS 963/4;D Letter to [E Bernard Wilson], 17 June [1910] [Description of Edward A Wilson' departure on board Terra Nova] 1 leaf

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence relates to his son Edward Adrian Wilson's participation in the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). Wilson was a member of the pole party (Wilson, Scott, Oates, Bowers and Evans) who reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912. His body was found with those of Scott and Bowers by search parties in November 1912.



Related Material

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