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  • Other titles
    "A summer sledge journey 1903" (maker's title)
  • Description
    "A summer sledge journey 1903" by C R Ford
  • Place
  • Other Number
    2014.x.133
  • Accession date
    Unknown
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
manuscript, bound
manuscript, bound

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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2014.x.133
  • Notes
    Journal 'A Summer Sledge Journey 1903' by Reginald Ford
    Charles Reginald Ford (1880-1972) born in London joined the Royal Navy from school and served on several vessels before volunteering for the Royal Geographical Society Expedition to Antarctic. Following an interview by expedition leader Robert Falcon Scott, Ford was taken on to serve as a steward and assistant to Captain Scott, with the rank of Warrant Officer. He received his Polar medals in 1904, and in December 1906 was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, on the nomination of Sir Clements Markham, KCB.

    He later returned to New Zealand where he married, and studied architecture. In 1923 he moved to Auckland and formed a partnership with WH Gummer (Gummer and Ford). He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and also became closely involved with the Auckland Museum, being appointed as Honorary Curator of English ceramics.
  • Event
    Discovery Expedition Antarctic 1901-1904
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1901-1904
    1 January 1901 to 31 December 1904
  • Subject category
  • Culture
    unknown
  • Collection
  • Production
  • Consists of
  • Record created
    9 October 2014

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