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Item 253 - Robert Falcon Scott Catalog 560 (Jul 2019)

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British naval officer and explorer (1868-1912) best known for the two expeditions he led to the Antarctic, the Discovery Expedition and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition. ALS signed "R. Scott," one page, 8 x 10, British Antarctic Expedition letterhead, November 22, 1910. Letter to Sir Richard Poore. In part: "Mr. Feather has only one suit of uniform and for this and other reasons, he is anxious to get home at the earliest opportunity. As I said I am very desirous to meet his wishes in view of the heavy punishment of his dismissal…All our arrangements are going on well." Intersecting folds, overall creases, tack holes to upper left, and a few tiny edge chips and tears, otherwise fine condition. Thomas A. Feather had been one of the members of Scott's Discovery Expedition from 1901-04 and proved an able crewman. He was assigned the position of boatswain for Terra Nova, but was reportedly discharged as a result of friction between him and Lieutenant Henry Rennick. By this point in time Scott was in Christchurch, New Zealand, about to begin the last leg of his journey to Antarctica just a week later on November 29.

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