Cache of Cherry-Garrard letters found

Image of letters by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Recently discovered letters written by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
(Image from The Independent.)

From The Independent:

“A century after Captain Scott’s fatal journey to the Antarctic a valuable collection of his personal possessions has been acquired for the nation, coinciding by chance with the discovery of a cache of letters written by Apsley Cherry-Garrard the youngest member of the Terra Nova expedition.

“Cherry-Garrard, who was 24 when he set out on the Polar expedition in June 1910, was one of the 12-man search party to discover the bodies of Scott, Henry “Birdie” Bowers and Edward Adrian Wilson.

“The 27 letters, between Cherry-Garrard and his mother, will be auctioned by Christie’s in October and are estimated to fetch up to £80,000.”

Read the rest of Matilda Battersby‘s article, “Cache of letters about Scott found as collection of his possessions acquired for the nation,” here.

There’s coverage in other news outlets, too:

Hell of Captain Scott’s youngest Antarctic explorer revealed in letters” (The Guardian)

Horrors of Scott expedition to South Pole revealed” (The Telegraph)

Youngest member of Captain Scott’s doomed expedition describes finding explorer’s frozen body” (Daily Mail)

Twenty-seven newly discovered letters reveal details of the search for Captain Scott and his companions” (artdaily.org)

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