CHERRY-GARRARD (APSLEY) A pair of lambskin inner mittens, with attached cotton drawstrings, belonging to Cherry-Garrard, [c.1910]

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CHERRY-GARRARD (APSLEY)
A pair of lambskin inner mittens, with attached cotton drawstrings, belonging to Cherry-Garrard, [c.1910]

Sold for £ 7,500 (US$ 9,340) inc. premium
CHERRY-GARRARD (APSLEY)
A pair of lambskin inner mittens, with attached cotton drawstrings, belonging to Cherry-Garrard, a few old transferred rust-marks to one glove, small tear to the other, mounted in box frame, gloves approximately 270 x 245mm., [c.1910]

Footnotes

  • "My clothing had frozen hard as I stood... For four hours I had to pull with my head stuck up, and from that time we all took care to bend down into a pulling position before being frozen in. By now we had realized that we must reverse the usual sledging routine and do everything slowly, wearing when possible the fur mitts which fitted over our woollen mitts, and always stopping whatever we were doing, directly we felt that any part of us was getting frozen, until the circulation was restored" (Cherry-Garrard, The Worst Journey in the World, 1922, vol.1, p.238).

    Apsley Cherry-Garrard was the second youngest member to accompany Scott's Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica, in the capacity of assistant zoologist. In 1911 he, together with Bowers and Wilson, made the winter journey to the penguin rookery at Cape Crozier in order to obtain specimen eggs which, on the return journey were wrapped in the explorers' gloves to keep from cracking.

    Provenance: Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959); by descent; Christie's, Exploration and Travel Sale, 17 September 1999, lot 254.
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