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Captain Scott Society collection

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DSS

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Captain Scott Society collection

Short Title: Captain Scott Society collection

Creation date(s): 1911-1990 (accumulated 1983-1990)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.011 cubic metres (11 envelopes)

Name of creator(s): Captain Scott Society


Administrative/Biographical history: The Captain Scott Society was founded in 1983, following a dinner given to celebrate the anniversary of a dinner given by members of the commercial community of Cardiff, Glamorgan, to Captain Scott, his officers and scientists of the British Antarctic Expedition (including Wilfrid Bruce), prior to their departure south on the 15th June, 1910. The aims of the society were threefold: firstly, to commemorate the departure of Captain Scott and the expedition on an annual basis; secondly, to further the spirit of adventure by making an award of £1,000 raised by membership subscription; and thirdly to support a charity in keeping with the Society's military and naval foundation. In 1990, the society published The Spirit of Adventure to commerate the 80th anniversary of the expedition's departure from Cardiff.


Scope and content/abstract: Letters from Wilfred Bruce to Lilian Knowles, March 1911-January 1913; label issued by the British Antartic Expedition for inclusion with mail, warning correspondents not to disclose the contents of any letter, 1910; extract from the Daily Mirror relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1911; correspondence relating to the transfer of the William Bruce Letters between members of the Knowles and Phillips families, and to the Captain Scott Society, 1934, 1985, 1986; and a copy of The Spirit of Adventure, 1990.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Captain Scott Society at various intervals.


Related material: Related units of description held at the Glamorgan Record Office: Scott Society Exhibitions (file number 11/1254/02). Related units of description held elsewhere: 1889-1912 : correspondence, diaries and papers, Cambridge University: Scott Polar Research Institute, see MSS catalogue 1982; annual report 1982-83; 1891-1906 : miscellaneous corresp, British Columbia Archives and Records Service, reference : Add MSS.248, see R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994); 1907-1910 : corresp including that of Kathleen Scott, Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, reference : Kennet Papers K 1, see annual return 1993; 1910-13 : diaries, British Library, Manuscript Collections, reference : Add MSS 51024-41; 1911 : diary, Royal Geographical Society see Bridson, Natural history MS resources 1980; 1901-04 : papers and corresp re Antarctic Expedition of, National Maritime Museum, Manuscripts Section, Reference : MRK, NRA 15681 Markham; 1904-09 : letters to Louis Charles Bernacchi, Canterbury Museum, Reference : MS 276, NRA 36328 Bernacchi;misc corresp with Sir Ernest Shackleton, Cambridge University: Scott Polar Research Institute, reference : MS 1537, NRA 44093 Shackleton; 1886-1910 : letters (56) to Royal Geographical Society, Royal Geographical Society, see Bridson, Natural history MS resources 1980;


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Captain Scott Society; Tarver, C.M., The Spirit of Adventure, (Cardiff, 1990).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004

Bruce, Wilfrid Montagu, | 1874-1953 | Archives
Captain Scott Society | Archives
Explorers | Antarctica | Archives

Personal names
Bruce , Wilfrid Montagu , 1874-1953
Scott , Robert Falcon , 1868-1912

Corporate names
Captain Scott Society

Antarctica ()
Cardiff (Wales)

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