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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The South Polar Times. Volume 2, April to August 1903.

Overview

Creator: Louis Charles Bernacchi (1876-1942) (editor)
Creation Date: 
1907
Materials: 
Printed on paper
Dimensions: 
28.3 x 22.8 cm
RCIN 
1044543
Acquirer: King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
Provenance: 
Probably acquired by Edward VII, 1907
Description:

Pictorial binding in dark blue cloth

British polar explorers would often stave off boredom by producing a newspaper, and Scott’s Discovery expedition was no different. Both officers and men contributed to the South Polar Times, which contained a mixture of scholarly articles and humorous pieces, such as ’Ode to a Penguin’ by Fitz-Clarence (Lieutenant Michael Barne). The illustrations were chiefly by Edward Wilson. The typed monthly issues were published in London following the return of Discovery. The pictorial panel on the front cover shows Discovery at winter quarters.

Further details

Additional Creators: Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) (introduction writer)
After Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912) (illustrator)
South Polar Times (series)
London : Smith, Elder & Co. (publisher)
Category: 
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