Sir Charles William Rawson Royds collection 1901-1903
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Edward Adrian Wilson was born in Cheltenham, England on 23 July 1872, second son of a respected Cheltenham medical practitioner. He was educated at Cheltenham College and studied natural science and medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and St. George's Hospital, London. In 1898, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent several months convalescing in Norway and Switzerland, giving him the opportunity to hone his skills as a watercolour artist and wildlife illustrator...
Charles William Rawson Royds was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, on 1 February 1876. He entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in HMS Conway and after varied service with the fleet, was promoted to lieutenant in 1898. He volunteered for the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott), as first lieutenant on board Discovery . He was also meteorologist (for which he received special training in the Ben Nevis Observatory), and took part in the sledging progra...
Epithet: Captain British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001512.0x00006d ...