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Ernest H. Shackleton - Autograph Manuscript Signed Circa 1917 With Co-signers For Sale

Ernest H. Shackleton - Autograph Manuscript Signed Circa 1917 With Co-signers

ERNEST SHACKLETON
Signed autograph manuscript listing the ships on which he explored the Antarctic. Also signed on verso by Victoria Cross winner and royal secretary Dighton Probyn.
Autograph Manuscript signed: "Ernest S. Shackleton", 5¼x2¾. Also signed on verso: "Dighton Probyn/Oct. 7th/17/V.C. Oct. 10th 57". Shackleton has listed the ships on which he made his Antarctic voyages: "'Discovery' August 1901 - June 1903/'Nimrod' August 1907 - June 1909/'Endurance' August 1914 - Oct. 27th 1916/'Aurora' December 1916 - Feb. 9th 1917/Lectured Sandringham Oct. 10th 1917". British maritime explorer ERNEST SHACKLETON (1874-1922) was aboard Robert Scott's vessel Discovery on an expedition to Antarctica, but was forced by ill health to return home. Undeterred, he sailed aboard the Nimrod to the coast of Antarctica, and then, journeying inland with two companions, discovered the Magnetic South Pole and ventured closer to the geographic South Pole than any prior explorer. For this he was knighted in 1909. Shackleton's greatest claim to fame as commander of the Endurance, a ship crushed by ice in the Ross Sea, stranding his crew. Setting out in a small boat Shackleton and four crewmen sailed for fourteen days across stormy seas to South Georgia Island, followed by a 2-day overland trek to a whaling station, where they were able to arrange rescue of their stranded companions. The Aurora made further Antarctic explorations. These later events transpired during World War I, and Shackleton had tried to volunteer for military duty, but Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, insisted Shackleton continue his explorations instead. Sir Ernest has humorously added his lecture at Sandringham, a royal estate, to his list. When he compiled this list, a final voyage aboard the Quest (1921-1922) was still in the future. Tiring of the lecture circuit, Shackleton resolved on one final voyage of exploration, hoping to circumnavigate Antarctica. He died of a heart attack on South Georgia, where his widow insisted his body be interred since his spirit resided there. For much of the 20th century, Shackleton's achievements were somewhat obscured by Roald Amundsen's success in reaching the pole, and Robert Scott's ill-fated attempt. Recently, however, with new books published on the Endurance saga, Shackleton's fame has been restored. He is now cited as a model of leadership by - among others - the US Navy and the Outward Bound program. DIGHTON PROBYN (1833-1924) earned the Victoria Cross for gallantry as a captain of the 2nd Punjab Cavalry at the Battle of Agra, during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Rising to the rank of general, Sir Dighton later served as Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales (later King George V). These autographs were probably obtained at Sandringham, a royal estate, in October 1917. Right edge ragged. Lightly toned. Otherwise fine condition.

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