Charles Mackellar collection 1908-1922


Charles Mackellar collection 1908-1922

Correspondence (Circa 20 leaves)



SNAC Resource ID: 6285156

Scott Polar Research Institute

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Shackleton, Ernest Henry, 1874-1922 (person)

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Charles D Mackellar (person)

Charles D Mackellar was a contemporary of the Antarctic explorer Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922). His correspondence to the Shackleton family and those connected with them includes an account of the expeditions from the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 to the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-1922. From the guide to the Charles Mackellar collection, 1908-1922, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge) ...