Biography & Autobiography

Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant

Author: Isobel Williams

Publisher: The History Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Petty Officer Edgar Evans was Captain’s Scott’s ‘giant worker’ and his ‘invaluable assistant’. He went with Scott on both the British Antarctic Expeditions of the early 1900s – the ‘Discovery’ expedition of 1901 and the ‘Terra Nova’ expedition in 1910 – distinguishing himself on both. In 1903, with Scott, Edgar made the first long and arduous sortie onto the Plateau of Victoria Land. The journey highlighted Edgar’s common sense, strength, courage, wit and unflappability. Thus it came as no surprise when, in 1911, Edgar was chosen by Scott to be one of the five men to go on the final attempt at the South Pole. Tragically the ‘Welsh Giant’ was the first to die on the ill-fated return, and posthumously Edgar was blamed in some quarters for causing the deaths of the whole party. It was suggested that his failure was due to his relative lack of education, which made him less able to endure the conditions than his well-educated companions. Isobel Williams repudiates this shameful suggestion and redresses the balance of attention paid to the upper and lower-deck members of Scott's famous expeditions.

Captain Scott

Author: Harry Ludlam

Publisher: London ; New York : W. Foulsham



Page: 239

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The Epic of Captain Scott

Author: Martin Lindsay

Publisher: Edinburgh : s.n.


Category: Antarctica

Page: 170

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Account of Scott's Terra Nova expedition, 1910-13.
British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition

Under Scott's Command: Lashly's Antarctic Diaries

Author: William Lashly

Publisher: London : Gollanez


Category: British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition

Page: 160

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Edited version of William Lashly's diaries on Scott's "Discovery" and "Terra Nova" expeditions.
Civil engineering

Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Author: Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)



Category: Civil engineering


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Vols. 39-214 (1874/75-1921/22) have a section 2 containing "Other selected papers"; issued separately, 1923-35, as the institution's Selected engineering papers.
"Discovery" Expedition

Discovery Illustrated

Author: David M. Wilson



Category: "Discovery" Expedition

Page: 168

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The granddaughter of Reginald Skelton, chief engineer of the Discovery and principal photographer, and the great-nephew of Edward Wilson, artist, celebrate the centenary of the expedition with a collection of photographs, sketches, maps and paintings from the expedition.
Gower (Wales)


Author: Olive Phillips



Category: Gower (Wales)

Page: 180

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