STONE (BERNARD, Leading Stoker R.N.), S.Y. Terra Nova, Antarctica, 24 Jan 1913
Lot 116
STONE (BERNARD, Leading Stoker R.N.), S.Y. Terra Nova, Antarctica, 24 Jan 1913
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,052) inc. premium
Lot Details
STONE (BERNARD, Leading Stoker R.N.)
Autograph letter signed ("Born Antractic Explorer 'I don't think'"), to his cousin Herbert Petley of Buckland, Dover, describing his experience of Antarctic life, 4 pages on Terra Nova headed paper, 8vo, with envelope with New Zealand 1d overstamped 'Victoria Land' and with BAE frank dated 18 January, S.Y. Terra Nova, Antarctica, 24 January 1913

Footnotes

  • THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DEATH OF SCOTT BY A MEMBER OF THE CREW. Written after leaving McMurdo Sound en route for Lyttleton. "I suppose you have read the news of the loss of all the southern party. It was very hard lines to succeed so far only to die 11 miles from safety but of course men cannot control the weather if we could we should have a better time down here...save this stamp as they are very scarce & makes a good curio". Written in the knowledge that the letter would be received after the news of Scott's death had reached London by wire-- the outside world first hearing the news from Oamaru, New Zealand, on 10 February 1913. See illustration at page 65.
Activities
Contacts
  1. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  2. Books (UK)
    General Enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879
  3. Shipping (UK)
    Logistics - Shipping
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 8302
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7629 9673