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Scott's last expedition

EVANS, Sir E.R.G.R., Lord Mountevans (1880-1957). Admiral and antarctic explorer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Antarctic explorer [Edward Adrian] Wilson (1872-1912), 1 page 4to on writing paper of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910, 'Saturday' no date.
Discussing arrangements for the forthcoming Antarctic Expedition; explaining that Evans would have to go down to the Terra Nova the following Monday and inviting Wilson to join him. Evans also mentions Captain Scott who would be returning later on the Monday night, and refers to the wire of which he will be sent samples, as well as his fund-raising activities.
'... The Bristol people have paid £688 but promise more. I think I will do no more collecting - it is a beastly job. ...'
Evans had been the navigating officer on the Morning during the Discovery relief operation and had planned to mount his own expedition to the South Pole. When he was appointed Scott's second-in-command on the Terra Nova expedition he gave up his plans and transferred his financial backing to Scott.Wilson was the medical officer on the ill-fated expedition, and perished with Scott and Bowers on teh return from the South Pole in 1912.
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