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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 135

    Rupert George A. England (d.1942), Compiler

    The Second Antarctic Relief Expedition, 1903-1904

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    Rupert George A. England (d.1942), Compiler
    The Second Antarctic Relief Expedition, 1903-1904
    An album of photographs compiled by Rupert England of the
    relief voyage of the Morning and Terra Nova, 1903-1904 recording scenes and incidents on the voyage
    gelatin silver prints
    the prints 4 x 3in. (11.4 x 8.9cm.) and similar
    in 8° original cloth album


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    An interesting series covering the Morning's second relief voyage, in conjunction with the Terra Nova. The two ships left Tasmania in the middle of December 1903 under the command of Captains Colbeck and MacKay. Rupert England served as First Officer on the Morning. They were sighted by Scott and Wilson off the ice shelf on 4 January, and by 16 February the ice-bound Discovery was free with the Morning and the Terra Nova moored alongside. England went on to take initial command of the Nimrod on Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909.

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    Provenance

    Rupert George A. England (d.1942), First Officer on the Morning; Mrs Jones (godmother to Rupert England's daughter), and thence by descent.