Darwin, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 100/20/1-2;D Letters (2) to Hugh Robert Mill, May 1931 [Short notes on John Walter Gregory's and the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904] 2 leaves, holograph
  • MS 1453/71;D Letters (3) to Kathleen Scott, 31 October 1912 to July 1913 [With one enclosure, copy of a letter from Darwin to Lewis Beaumont, 29 October 1912, letters 1 and 3, regarding Amundsen] 5 leaves, holograph and typescript
  • MS 100/142;D Note to Robert Falcon Scott, undated [Requests that Scott mention William Speirs Bruce in a speech and Scott's affirmative reply appended] 1 leaf, holograph
  • MS 1453/72;D Letter to Robert Falcon Scott, 31 June 1909 [Advice on presentation of his new expedition plans] 1 leaf, holograph
  • MS 367/12;D Letter (copy) to Ernest Henry Shackleton, 1909 [Regarding polar explorers and locations for exploration] 1 leaf

Administrative / Biographical History

Correspondence with polar explorers and their families, some of which was written during Darwin's time as Secretary and then President of the Royal Geographical Society.




MS 367/12;D This transcript comes from a copy of the letter, which was sent to Robert Falcon Scott.

Related Material

Letters to Darwin:

  • GB 015 Lewis Beaumont (MS 367/11;D Letter, 1909 [Regarding Scott and Shackleton])
  • GB 015 Sir Clements Markham (MS 367/13/1-3;D Letters (3), 1909 to 1910 [Regarding Scott and Shackleton expeditions])
  • GB 015 Robert Falcon Scott (MS 367/14/1-10;D Letters (10), 26 March to 2 May 1910 [Regarding Shackleton])
  • GB 015 Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (MS 367/16/1-2;D Letters (2), 1909 to 1910 [Regarding British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909)