Letter and envelope: Shackleton

Maker
Ernest Shackleton
Production date
04 Feb 1909
Description
One letter and one envelope from Ernest Shackleton to C J Liggins written on British Antarctic Expedition 1907 letterhead. Letter is with regards to Liggins' request for an "Antarctic stamp". Stamped and postmarked 1909. Letter and stamped envelope are adhered to a single page of backing paper.
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Provenance details
According to Libby Liggins - The item was part of a stamp collectio compiled by Charles James Liggins and handed down to his grandson(?) William Douglas Liggins after his death. The stamp gifted by Shackleton is yet to be identified in the collection and there is the possibility that the stamp that was used to post the letter is in fact the stamp mentioned.: Libby Liggins: 31 Jan 2020
Forwarded to Canterbury Museum by Auckland Museum: Oct 2019
Deposited with the Auckland Museum by Libby and William Liggins.: 14 Sep 2016
Measurements
Dimensions L x W: 262 x 214mm
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Other id
4359
Accession number
2020.51.1
Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: E A Shackleton; Type of mark: Signature

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