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Expedition: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance)
Materials: metal, paper
Dimensions: 70mm (width), 65mm (height), 160mm (length)
Date: 1914-1916
Ref no: Y: 72/1/1

An unopened tin of chocolates in printed paper wrapper: 'Carson's chocolate. Specially prepared for Sir Ernest H. Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic (Endurance) Expedition'. The tin was retrieved from Elephant Island by T.H. Orde Lees, the expedition's store-keeper.

Physical description:

An metal unopened box, wrapped in brown paper and printed on the top, front and back with 'CARSON'S CHOCOLATE // SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR // SIR ERNEST H. SHACKLETON'S Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. // Made in Great Britain.' There is a gold seal on one end of the box with the words 'CHOCOLAT // CARSON'.

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