Letters from Captain Scott’s Ill-Fated Polar Expedition on Display for the First Time

Posted by admin on Dec 7, 2011

Almost a century after Captain Scott and his team perished on a polar expedition, new details of their ill-fated adventure described in letters and journals are to be displayed for he first time.

New artefacts include the last letter written by Scott’s closest comrade Dr Edward Wilson before he died on the return from the South Pole. Addressed to publisher Reginald Smith, the letter – which reflects on the crew’s struggle – had remained undiscovered since 1913 until an archivist returned to inspect a box of documents.

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