Autograph: Ernest Shackleton, on Piece of the Endurance, 1914

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One rectangular untreated piece of wood with 'E H. Shackleton' signed along its length. It arrived in a rectangular white envelope with a handwritten note, "Piece of 'The Endurance' signed by Sir Ernest Shackleton 1914 before leaving for the Antarctic Continent". This in turn arrived in a rectangular blue envelope with a handwritten note "from, Millicent Frances Smith, widow of Wesley Smith, has shared the possession of this for 50 years, a gift to Lord Shackleton, MP, 6 St James Square S.W.I".
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Signed on The Endurance by Ernest Shackleton in 1914 prior to leaving for the Antarctic. Given to Redvers-Follett-Smith by Miss Shackleton (Sir E.H. Shackleton's sister), April 10th1915. In the care of Millicent Frances Smith, Wesley Smith's widow for 50 years. Purchased from Bonhams Auctions' Travel, Exploration and Natural History Auction, 3rd December 2014.: Millicent Smith: 03 December 2014
Dimensions L x W: 20 x 116mm
Dimensions L x W: 145 x 152mm
Dimensions L x W: 106 x 158mm
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