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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR ERIC STEWART MARSHALL, SURGEON AND CARTOGRAPHER, BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1907-1909
Marshall met Shackleton at a party in 1906 and, 'impressed by [his] enthusiastic banter' (Riffenburgh) volunteered for the expedition on the spot. A graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Marshall had just qualified as surgeon from St Bartholomew's Hospital. He was also to become one of the primary photographers on the expedition and his physical strength (he had rowed for his college and captained St Bartholomew's rugby team) led to him being included in Shackleton's southern party. He shared a cubicle with Adams next to Shackleton's room in the hut at Cape Royds ('so tidy that it was known as 'No. 1 Park Lane'. Adams' shelves housed a complete set of Dickens as well as books about the French Revolution and Napoleon, whereas Marshall's were dominated by medical supplies, as the small area also served as the local surgery.' B. Riffenburgh, Nimrod, London, 2004, p.183)
Here Marshall made up his 'forced march' tablets, a cocaine preparation, which would help see them through to their depots after they had exhausted their rations on the desperate march back from their Farthest South in January 1909. Marshall surveyed the land on the southern journey, using a theodolite, and, when they were in extreme circumstances, by dead reckoning, as at their estimated Farthest South on 9 January 1909.
Marshall proved a difficult companion on the expedition. Arrogant, negative, and sardonic, he irritated Shackleton ('By God he has not played the game & is not capable of doing so & a consummate liar & practised hypocrite') and was in turn, upset by his leader ('Vacillating, erratic, & a liar, easily scared, moody & surly, a boaster'). Out of the confines of the hut, Marshall, although criticised for his 'slack trace', proved his worth on the sledging journey, taking over after Shackleton's collapse on the return from the Farthest South and making the lone march to the food depot to bring back supplies after the rest of the party were too 'knocked up' to go on.
Marshall distanced himself from the celebrations after the expedition returned to England. He was the sole survivor of the British Ornithologists Union Expedition to the unknown interior of Dutch New Guinea in 1911 and served as a medical officer in North Russia at the end of the war -- the legacy of his career a lifelong interest in nutrition and the treatment of deficiency diseases.