British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904
Fred. E. DAILEY (1873-1961). - A folding printed table-plan for the Reception of the National Antarctic Expedition by the Presidents of the Royal and Royal Geographical Societies Luncheon at the East India Dock September 16, 1904... Sir Clements R. Markham... in the chair, 1904. 12½ x 20in. (31.8 x 51cm.). Printed in red and black. Dailey's name underlined in pencil.
MAULL & FOX (photographers). A mounted portrait photograph of Captain Scott, London: Maull & Fox, [circa 1905]. 3¾ x 5¾in. (9.7 x 14.8cm.). A fine formal portrait showing Scott, three-quarter length, in Captain's full dress uniform, hat in hand, with Polar Medal and C.V.O. medal.
RODGERS (manufacturers). A silver-plate tea-spoon, length: 5½in. (14.2cm.), engraved 'Discovery 1901'.
ANTARCTIC CLUB. A 4pp. menu of the Antarctic Club Midwinter's Day Dinner and Inaugural Banquet of the British Polar Exhibiton/... Café Royal/... Friday, 4th July, 1930, 6½ x 4in. (16.4 x 10.4cm.), printed in blue and silver, titled on first page, menu on second page, 'toasts' on third page, fourth page blank but signed in pencil by R.W.Skelton, William Lashly and another unidentified hand.
ANTARCTIC CLUB. A 4pp. menu of the Antarctic Club "Penola" Dinner/... Café Royal/... Saturday, 9th October, 1937, 6¾ x 4½in. (17.6 x 11.3cm.), printed in blue and silver, titled on first page, menu on second page, 'toast list' on third page with signatures in pencil or pen of R.W.Skelton, Michael Barne, Albert Armitage, Louis Bernacchi, Ernest Joyce, Hampton and J.Cross.
[And:] two other related ephemeral printed items.
Provenance: Frederick E. Dailey (sale, these rooms, 17 November 1987, part of lot 71).
Fred Dailey served with distinction as the expedition carpenter on Scott's first expedition, was later mentioned in Admiral Beatty's despatch for services in the action off the Dogger Bank, 24 January, 1915 (for which he received the Distinguished Service Cross) and eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He died in 1961. (7)