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card, menu

Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    "Discover" Christmas menu, Scott's Antarctic Expedition, 1901-4
  • Description
    "Discovery" Christmas menu card autographed by members of Captain Scott's Expedition to Antarctica.
    Menu is written in typescript which is almost entirely faded away; piece of Xmas holly inside card and pencil sketch of dog and tag: "Mr Ford RN"
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1972.107, 1942.88, 1941.35, 26501
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
menu, framed
menu, framed


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1972.107, 26501, 1941.35, 1942.88
  • Notes
    Christmas menu from "Discovery", Scott's 1901-1904 Antarctic Expedition
    Belonged to C 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
    Jul 1901-Sep 1904
    Scott's First Expedition to Antarctica
  • Person
  • Place
  • Subject category
  • Collection
  • Production
    C Reginald Ford (artist)
    Edward VII (1901-1910), House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, English reign
    Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901), English reign
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › cardboard
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 201mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 298mm
    • 0 - Whole depth : 20mm
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 08 Communication Artifacts (Category)
    › Documentary Artifacts (Classification)
    › Other Documents (Sub-classification)
    › List (Primary Term)
    › Menu (Secondary Term)
  • Classification Documents
    Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    18 March 2002

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