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Expedition: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance)
Materials: metal, paper
Dimensions: 53mm (width), 131mm (height), 87mm (length)
Date: 1914-1916
Ref no: Y: 72/1/2

An unopened tin of cocoa, with a printed label reading: 'Carson's cocoa. Specially prepared for Sir Ernest H. Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic (Endurance) Expedition'. It was retrieved from Elephant Island by T.H. Orde Lees, store-keeper on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Elephant Island).

Physical description:

An unopened metal tin, wrapped in brown paper and with a white paper label printed with: 'CARSON’S COCOA. // SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR // SIR ERNEST H. SHACKLETON'S // Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition // MANUFACTURED BY // CARSON’S LTD., // Cocoa & Chocolate Manufacturers // GLASGOW & SHORTWOOD, GLOS.'

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