The collection comprises of correspondence to the Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott regarding non polar matters.
Algernon Freeman-Mitford collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Algernon Freeman-Mitford
- Dates of Creation1905
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (2 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Algernon Betram Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale was born in 1837 in London. He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church College, Oxford. In 1858, he joined the Foreign Office, serving in Russia, China and Japan until his resignation in 1873. The following year, he was appointed secretary to the Board of Works, a position he held until 1886. Between 1892 and 1895 he served as Member of Parliament for the Stratford-on-Avon division of Warwickshire. His numerous publications include Tales of Old Japan (1871), The Bamboo Garden (1896) and The Attach at Peking (1900). In 1902, he was created first Baron Redesdale and died in 1916 at Batsford.
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Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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, 1912-1921, Oxford University Press, London (1927)
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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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