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British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909

A chip of the Sledge taken "Farthest South" in 1909

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British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 A chip of the Sledge taken "Farthest South" in 1909 wood 1¾in. (7cm.) long Enclosed in a watch case with Sir Ernest Shackleton's (Marlborough Club) card inscribed 'A Chip of the sledge taken "Farthest South" in 1909' and the whole in an envelope addressed to Henry Cusdin, 99 Cavalry Crescent, Eastbourne postmarked 'KINGSTON ON THAMES SURREY 9 JA 33'
Provenance
Henry Cusdin, Esq., a friend of Shackleton and the father-in-law of the present owner.

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'The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09' exhibition catalogue lists two sledges taken on the Southern Journey (nos. 7 and 10) and a 'Sledge Remnant.-All that is left of the Furthest South Sledge, which was torn to pieces on the rough ice of the Glacier.' (no.17)

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