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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 83/9/1
Object name: Drawers
Title: Drawers
Description: A pair of short, cream-coloured, knitted woollen drawers, made by Jaeger Co. and worn by Edward Adrian Wilson in the Antarctic.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 687.2
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT drawers (underpants)
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A pair of short, cream-coloured, knitted woollen drawers, with a cloth waistband. They have a button fly, with three shell buttons, and can be tightened by means of lacing (textile tape lace) in the waistband at the back. There is a strip of textile sewn onto the outside of each hip which has been stitched to create two loops. At the back of the waistband is a piece of white name tape with 'E.W.' (Edward Wilson) in red stitching, and there are some additional red stitches at the front of the waistband (similar stitching is found on Y: 83/9/3).

  • Width: 620mm, length: 695mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Wilson, Edward Adrian (1901 - 1913)
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)
  • : British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)