Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912); by descent.
The pipes can be seen in Ponting's photographs of Scott at his desk in the hut at Cape Evans. 'The business of eating over, pipes were lit without further formality. I mention pipes only because while we had a most bountiful supply of tobaccos, the kindly present of Mr Wills, our supply of cigarettes from the same source was purposely limited.' (A.G.B. Cherry-Garrard, The Worst Journey in the World, London, , p.199.) They were also Scott's constant companion on his sledging journey: 'the diaries of those sledging parties are full of the joy that followed a hard day's sledging. After a meal of stew and cocoa they would put the primus outside the tent, ease into their sleeping bags, and light their pipe. It was no place for a non-smoker in the field during the so-called heroic era.' (B, Norris, Antarctic Reflections, An Anthology of Antarctic articles written originally for the Christchurch Press, Christchurch [nd] 1997(?), p.59.)
'...and pipes. The last-named, being the only attractive part of this programme, is the first to be considered, and each smoker's hand dives into the inner recesses of the pocket in which pipe, matches, and his meagre allowance of tobacco are cherished...' (R.F. Scott, The Voyage of the 'Discovery', London, 1907 new edition, I, p.353)