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    Sale 14139

    Out of the Ordinary

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 519

    IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION (1914-1917) - DR. ALEXANDER HEPBURNE MACKLIN OBE, MC, TD (1889-1967)
    TWELVE STONES FROM ELEPHANT ISLAND

    COLLECTED IN 1916

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    IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION (1914-1917) - DR. ALEXANDER HEPBURNE MACKLIN OBE, MC, TD (1889-1967)
    TWELVE STONES FROM ELEPHANT ISLAND
    COLLECTED IN 1916
    In a cardboard container, inscribed 'Stones from Elephant Island', with label numbered '362'
    The largest: 1 ¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long


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    'Monday Aug. 14th... This morning I went along the shore and collected a few small stones which I intend to take home' (Macklin, Endurance journal entry).

    Dr. Macklin was one of two surgeons on Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Atlantic Expedition (or Endurance Expedition). He also joined Shackleton in 1921-22 on his last expedition on the Quest.

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    Provenance

    Alexander Hepburne Macklin.
    Thence by descent.
    Christie's, London, 25 September 2001, lot 205.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts