SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY) A signed portrait of Shackleton, inscribed in ink "Miss P.J. Pierce with regards from E.H. Shackleton Sept. 17th 1921," from the Vandyk Studio, together with a letter on Shackleton-Rowett Expedition headed paper, sending the photograph, dated September 21st 1921, to Miss Pierce from Shackleton's Secretary, James A. Cook stating: "as Sir Ernest has given away only two or three of this "sitting" - the one he likes best - you may be sure that his sending you one is a mark of very real appreciation of you very kind help in his life's work", gelatin silver print photograph 190 x 140mm., photograph and letter both framed and glazed September 1921 (2)
Lot 131
SHACKLETON-ROWETT EXPEDITION, 1921-1922. A signed portrait of Shackleton, inscribed in ink "Miss P.J. Pierce with regards from E.H. Shackleton Sept. 17th 1921
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SHACKLETON-ROWETT EXPEDITION, 1921-1922
SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY) A signed portrait of Shackleton, inscribed in ink "Miss P.J. Pierce with regards from E.H. Shackleton Sept. 17th 1921," from the Vandyk Studio, together with a letter on Shackleton-Rowett Expedition headed paper, sending the photograph, dated September 21st 1921, to Miss Pierce from Shackleton's Secretary, James A. Cook stating: "as Sir Ernest has given away only two or three of this "sitting" - the one he likes best - you may be sure that his sending you one is a mark of very real appreciation of you very kind help in his life's work", gelatin silver print photograph 190 x 140mm., photograph and letter both framed and glazed, September 1921 (2)

Footnotes

  • Phyllis Pierce, to whom the letter is addressed, worked as a Secretary to Shackleton prior to James Cook. Miss Pierce and Shackleton enjoyed a good working relationship and his respect for her was acknowledged with the gift of this signed photograph. It was signed on the day that the Quest left St. Katherine's Dock for the South Atlantic and was later used in Hugh Robert Mills' book The Life of Ernest Shackleton (1923).
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