The South Polar Times, vol. I, April-August 1902


Edited by Ernest Shackleton

Probably acquired by King Edward VII


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. 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.

RCIN 1044542