21 September 2005
IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1914-1916
CAPTAIN FRANK WORSLEY (1872-1943). Autograph letter signed ('Frank') to Petersen's Ltd., Christchurch, New Zealand, 1 February 1917, 'I wish to thank your firm for their courtesy in repairing the chronometer used by me in navigating in Sir Ernest Shackleton's Expedition in the Weddell Sea. Yours truly Cap F.A.Worsley. S.Y."Endurance"', one page, 4to., (browned), framed and glazed.
Worsley, the New Zealand captain of the ill-fated Endurance, navigated the 20-foot James Caird, with Shackleton and four others, on the 800-mile voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia.
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