ERNEST R. SHACKLETON. English Antarctic explorer.
Autograph Letter Signed, E.H. Shackleton, two pages, small octavo, on an imprinted correspondence card, Royal Societies Club, St. James Street, September 29, 1903. To “Dear Sir.”
“I am afraid that until I have seen the President I cannot settle anything about a lecture. I will let you know when he comes back on Friday as to what can be done.”
Ernest Shackleton writes three months after his return from the National Antarctic Expedition, commanded by Robert Falcon Scott. In 1907, Ernest Shackleton would lead his own British Antarctic Expedition aboard the Nimrod, during which he explored the Barrier, discovered the Beardmore Glacier, reached the South Magnetic Pole, climbed Mount Erebus and came within 97 miles of the South Pole.
Matted in tan and brick with a bust-length portrait photograph of the explorer in vest, coat and tie. Framed in antiqued gilt measuring 17 inches wide by 13 inches high.
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