THE ADELIE MAIL & CAPE ADARE TIMES

 

This expedition publication was a production of Scott’s Northern Party. Only one issue appeared. According to Raymond Priestley—one of the authors—six copies were produced, presumably an original and five carbon copies. The only copy that is known to exist is in the collections of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge. The information below descibes this copy.

      Portions of the newspaper have appeared in various books including The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diaries of Victor Campbell (Bluntisham Books - Erskine Press, 1988), 'Hell with a Capital H' An Epic Story of Antarctic Survival by Katherine Lambert (Pimlico, 2002), The Longest Winter; Scott’s Other Heroes by Meredith Hooper (John Murray, 2010).

      I am presently transcribing this copy and may see it published at some future time.

—R. Stephenson

(16 December 2010)

 

SPRI MS. 506

Bookplate of Raymond E. Priestley on front pastedown

Black cloth binding with title in gilt. Also on spine.

Binding: 8.5” wide by ca. 13.5”

Typed (see note below)

 

COLLATION:

Cover

Front free endpaper-blank

Verso of above-blank

Added title page

Verso of above-blank

Page 1 – THE NAVAL MOUNTED HORSE. (Signed AIR BALL at end). Text.

Page 2 – blank

Page 3 – A LAMENT Verse. Signed BLUEBELL (identified as Levick in ink by Priestley). Some additions in ink with Priestley’s initials.

FOR SALE. [Headings] A GAS PLANT. MAKING DARKNESS VISIBLE. TESTIMONIAL. Priestley’s initials added in ink.

Page 4 – blank

Page 5 – A BURGLAR’S BIRTHDAY Text

Page 6 – blank

Page 7 – continuation of Page 5

Page 8 – blank

Page 9 – continuation of Page 6. Signed ONLOOKER

Then POLICE NEWS

Page 10 – blank

Page 11 – continuation of Page 9. LOST [REP initials added in ink]

Our Prize Poem. (Levick added in ink by REP]

Page 12 – blank

Page 13 – continuation of Our Prize Poem. Signed by BLUEBELL [Levick added in ink by REP]

EXCITING SCRAP IN WATER STREET [Abbott added in ink at bottom]

Page 14 – blank

Page 15 – BOOKS OF THE MONTH

Page 16 – blank

Page 17 – “We regret to announce the death of his imperial penguin majesty, Crozier Xth. . .” Bounded in black.

Page 18 – blank

Page 19 – SCIENCE NOTES

THE CONTROVERSY

Letter 1

Letter 2

Letter 3

All signed in type Raymond E. Priestley

Page 20 – blank

Page 21 – Letter 4 (Levick)

            Letter 5 (Priestley)

            Letter 6 (Levick)

            Letter 7 (Priestley)

Page 22 – blank

Page 23 – Letter 8 (Levick)

            Letter 9 (Priestley)

            Letter 10 (Levick)

            Letter 11 (Priestley)

Page 24 – blank

Page 25 – continuation of letter 11

SEQUEL TO A SCIENTIFIC ARGUMENT

ODE TO AN ODORIFEROUS PLANT. [Signed HYACINTH]

Page 26 – blank

Page 27 – TO LET . . . MODERN DWELLING HOUSE AT CAPE ADARE

Page 28 – blank

Page 29 – OUR COOKER COLUMN

Page 30 – blank

Page 31 – continuation of page 29

Page 32 – blank

Page 33 – Continuation of page 31. Signed PRIMUS [Dickason in ink]

PURELY ANTARCTIC RECIPES

A NAVAL ANECDOTE

Page 34 – blank

Page 35 – A STORY FOR CHILDREN [Levick in ink at bottom]

Page 36 – blank

Page 37 – TO LET [In ink: (When I visited the hut in 1959 with Deep Freeze IV only two walls and one gable were standing. Raymond E. Priestley)]

Page 38 – blank

Page 39 – blank

Page 40 – blank

Page 41 – A Legend of Portsmouth [verse]

Page 42 – blank

Page 43 – Continuation of page 41. Page 2 appears at top

Page 44 – blank

Page 45 – Continuation of page 43. Page 3 appears at top

Page 46 – blank

Page 47 – Continuation of page 45. Initials at end: G.M.L.

Page 48 – blank

Page 49 – blank

Page 50 – blank

End of book