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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 1195
Object name: Bag
Title: Bag
Description: A linen tea bag used for carrying geological specimens on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was taken to the South Pole by Captain Scott 1911-12 and brought back by the search party.
Classified name:
SPRI theme geology
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 551.1/.4 : 528.9
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT bags (generic containers)
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A rectangular natural-coloured linen bag, made of a single piece of cloth and stitched along the sides. It has a string tie at the top on one side. 'S // Tea' is painted in red on either side.

  • Width: 185mm, length: 290mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Scott, Robert Falcon (1910 - 1913)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)