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The Striking Lecture “Farthest South” The Stirring Story of the Voyage of the “Discovery” Told in Graphic, Chatty, Entertaining and Instructive Manner by…

Author(s): Ford, C Reginald

Copyright: c1904, London
Specifications: 4to, pp.4, 4 bw photos, map, printed in red and black
Condition: facsimile, new

Ford served as ships’ steward on the British National Antarctic Expedtion (1901-04). Born in London in 1880, he joined the Royal Navy at 15 and volunteered for this expedition. He also served as Scott's secretary and accountant. In 1902, he broke a leg skiing but in 1903 participated in a sledging trip to lay a depot for the Southern Party at Minna Bluff. On his return to Britain, he completed the expedition's financial affairs, which included the sale of the ship Discovery. He then toured England as Scott's secretary during the latter’s lecture tour and himself lectured in Canada, Australia and NZ. Circa 1906 he published a small, rare booklet titled ‘Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary kept on Board an Exploring Vessel’. This is a facsimile copy of a scarce brochure for his talk following the expedition.





















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