“21st April 1916
To whom this may concern viz. my executors assigns etc. Under is my signature to the following instructions.
In the event of my not surviving the boat journey to South Georgia I here instruct Frank Hurley to take complete charge & responsibility for exploitation of all films & photographic reproductions of all films & negatives taken on this Expedition the aforesaid films & negatives to become the Property of Frank Hurley after due exploitation, in which, the moneys to be paid to my executors will be according to the contract made at the start of the expedition. The exploitation expires after a lapse of eighteen months from date of first public display.
I bequeath the big binoculars to Frank Hurley.
E. H. SHACKLETON