Relics from Captain Scott’s Fatal Last Epedition to Be Offered at Christie’s


LONDON.- Christie’s announced that they will offer at auction the Charles Seymour Wright collection of relics from Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913. Sir Charles Seymour Wright (1887-1975) was the last surviving member of Scott’s Polar Party and the man who made the harrowing discovery of Captain Scott’s tent out on the Ice Barrier in November 1912. The collection is the centre-piece of the Polar section of the Exploration and Travel sale on 22 September 2010, celebrating the centenary of the departure of Scott’s Terra Nova for the South in 1910. The collection has been consigned by Wright’s grandson in British Columbia and includes his skis, sledging tables, cartoons, manuscripts, scientific instruments and sledging kit, as well as a little-known collection of photographs of the fatal southern journey. It is expected to realise a total of £150,000 to £250,000. “Although modes