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. F. Scott, Commander,” one page, 5 x 8, National Antarctic Expedition letterhead, no date. Letter to "the officer on duty S. S. Discovery," in full: "Please show the bearer Mr. J. B. Capper & his friends over the ship." In fine condition. Scott led the landmark Discovery expedition of 1901-1904, carrying out important scientific research and geographical exploration of the Antarctic regions. From the collection of Stephen Adamson.
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