Shackleton's telegram to King Edward VII

25 March 1909

Ernest Shackleton

Sent to King Edward VII


On reaching Christchurch, New Zealand, Shackleton sent this telegram to King Edward VII to report the achievements of the Nimrod expedition. He also requested permission to name a newly discovered range of mountains after Queen Alexandra, to which the King gladly assented.

Telegram on paper

13.3 x 24.2 cm