Robert Selbie Clark collection 1911-1950


Robert Selbie Clark collection 1911-1950

Expedition material (145 leaves, 1 volume) Correspondence (137 leaves) Biographical (40 leaves)



SNAC Resource ID: 6285796

Scott Polar Research Institute

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