Monthly Archives: October 2014


Perce Blackborow (age 18) with Mrs. Chippy, ship’s cat, on board the Endurance; photo by Frank Hurley, 1914

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Palace Hotel

Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires, c. 1914 More: [link, link, link]

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Envelope (2)

Collecting the last pieces of mail, 1914.

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Envelope (1)

“British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16, Rare incoming envelope from the U.S.A. addressed to “J.F.K. Dobbs/S.S. “Endurance”/Imperial Antarctic Expedition/Buenos Ayres”, the only stop before South Georgia but arriving too late with ms. note “no está aqui” (not here) on reverse, returned … Continue reading

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Escallops of Penguin Breasts Ingredients: Penguin Breasts as required Reconstituted onion Some fairly thick batter Flour Salt and pepper to taste Cut the breasts into thin slices and soak in milk for about 2 hours. Dry, season and flour them … Continue reading

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Charles Green, cook

“[Charlie] Green was the expedition cook. He worked in the galley, first aboard ship [then] on the ice, working the longest days of any on the expedition on a regular basis, from early morning till evening, preparing meals for 28 … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Paracelsus Attains (Paracelsus II) by Robert Browning, 1835 Paracelsus. […] Tell me what thou wouldst be, and what I am. Aprile. I would love infinitely, and be loved. First: I would carve in stone, or cast in brass, … Continue reading

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I know that I was the interloper

“Well I know that I was the interloper: if a man who loves a woman much, so much that it seems his whole life hangs on her way with him, can be called an interloper. Child I suppose it is … Continue reading

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