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Shackleton items from the Archives

A list of provisions and a letter, written by Captain Aeneas Mackintosh

The men stranded ashore from the Aurora expedition had no way of knowing that Endurance was crushed by ice on the other side of the continent and that there was no crossing party. They salvaged supplies left behind from previous expeditions and somehow managed to leave food and fuel in depots for Shackleton and the Trans-Antarctic party. Tragically, Reverend Arnold Spencer-Smith, the expedition photographer and Chaplain died of scurvy whilst on a sledging expedition and Captain Æneas Mackintosh and Victor Hayward, the expedition secretary were later lost crossing sea ice.

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