Key, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 559/82;D Letter to Evelyn Cherry-Garrard (mother of Apsley), 16 February 1913 [Written from Northern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), regarding the death of the pole party] 2 leaves, autograph

Administrative / Biographical History

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.

Arrangement

Chronological.

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. These collections include ones for Evelyn Cherry-Garrard and Apsley Cherry-Garrard.