Last Letters: To the Right Hon Sir Edgar Speyer, BART.

Letters from Scott.

ISCE journals

TO THE RIGHT HON. SIR EDGAR SPEYER, BART.

Dated March 16, 1912. Lat. 79.5°.

MY DEAR SIR EDGAR,

I hope this may reach you. I fear we must go and that it leaves the
Expedition in a bad muddle. But we have been to the Pole and we shall
die like gentlemen. I regret only for the women we leave behind.

I thank you a thousand times for your help and support and your
generous kindness. If this diary is found it will show how we stuck
by dying companions and fought the thing out well to the end. I think
this will show that the Spirit of pluck and power to endure has not
passed out of our race …

Wilson, the best fellow that ever stepped, has sacrificed himself
again and again to the sick men of the party …

I write to many friends hoping the letters…

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