1936 EVEREST EXPEDITION
1936 EVEREST EXPEDITION

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1936 EVEREST EXPEDITION

A collection of autograph letters signed, letters signed and autograph postcards signed to Noel E. Odell from members of the 1936 Everest Expedition and others associated with the project, including Eric Shipton, Hugh Ruttledge (3), Lord Conway of Allington (4), T.G. Longstaff (4), Francis Younghusband, E.J. Norton (2) and H.E.G. Tyndale, 1935-1936, together approximately 25 pages, various sizes, in autograph, and 4 pages, 4to, in typescript.

[Together with:] A collection of further correspondence concerning the expedition, and notes and drafts in Odell's hand, 28 pages, various sizes, in Odell's autograph, the total approximately 122 pages, various sizes.

[And:] SWAINE (photographers). Photograph of the Annual Board Meeting of the Alpine Club, 1929, 6.1/8 x 14.3/8in. (15.7 x 41.3cm), mounted on card.

The letters are almost exclusively concerned with Odell's exclusion from the climbing party for the 1936 expedition, his bitterness at the decision, and his concerns at the lack of scientific representation in the climbing party. Among the manuscripts in Odell's hand are drafts for an article on 'Some Scientific Researches in the Region of Mount Everest' and notes on wind velocities, temperature and relative humidity on Everest.
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