LADY (EMILY) SHACKLETON (1868-1936)
A collection of correspondence, telegrams and printed miscellanea, comprising:
Lady Shackleton. Eleven autograph letters signed and 6 autograph postcards signed, mostly to her sister, a few to her mother or her children, Stockholm, Christiana [Oslo], Berlin, Copenhagen, New York, the Lusitania at sea, and others, 1884 - 1924, the majority 1909-1910, accompanying Ernest Shackleton on lecture tours, and reporting on their travels and reception ('Mike [i.e. Shackleton] away every day this week'; 'the millionaires weren't very generous'), including the presentation of the Polar Star by King Gustav of Sweden, and mentioning news of Nansen ('he goes nowhere since his wife's death') and Peary ('very unpopular'); [with] Two fragments of diaries, 12 - 13 January 1910 and 5 - 7 April [?1910], the second describing a stay in New York on Shackleton's lecture tour, 'Dear old Mike went off at 1.30. I felt very down hearted for a bit', together seven pages, 8vo;
Letters addressed to Lady Shackleton by correspondents including Herbert PONTING (27 April 1916, condolences on the death of her sister, of which he has heard from Cecil Meares), and Olave Baden-Powell (including a photograph of the 'Chief Scout'), altogether six letters and a postcard; [with] a collection of six telegrams from Sir Ernest to Lady Shackleton, 1916-1922, brief personal messages; [and] a letter to Sir Ernest Shackleton from E.T. Reed, 29 March 1911, 'It is perfectly splendid that you are coming to my table'; [and] a card inscribed 'Bon Voyage & good wishes from Davis, Joyce, Joyce, Mackintosh, Mawson, Murray, Reid, Wild, Brocklehurst', n.d. [before 1914]; [and] letters to Cecily Shackleton, including a letter from Hugh Robert Mill (biographer of Shackleton), 1922, congratulating her on her book Ships of the Phantom Haven, 'Your father would have been very proud of it', and others;
[With] The orders of service for the Shackletons' wedding, 9 April 1904, and Lady Shackleton's funeral, 9 June 1936, with a collection of Shackleton-related newspaper cuttings, and other ephemera.