Exploration and Travel including the Polar Sale. Christie's Catalogue, September 22, 2010.
Dinosaurs and Robots recently reported that Christie's auction house in London is holding an auction today of images and paraphenalia from Robert Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica, 1910-1913. The photographs and objects originate from several estates, including the estate of one of Scott's surviving men, Canadian Charles Seymour [Silas] Wright, who was on the 1912 rescue team that discovered the bodies of Scott, Edward Wilson and Henry Bowers in their tent. Wright later returned to Antarctica in 1960 and 1965, when he was in his seventies. The auction catalogue is here; the Polar Sale starts on page 36; Wright's section begins on page 56. There's a picture of the whole crew on page 77. Feel like bidding? Go here.
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