ERNEST SHACKLETON AUTOGRAPH Signature.
Anglo-Irish polar explorer.
Autograph signature clipped from foot of document or ALS. Dated in his hand October 23rd 1907.
The piece measures approx 9.5 x 3 cms. Laid down on album leaf. Fine.
Following his part in Robert Falcon Scott's 1901-04 expedition, Ernest Shackleton had returned to Antarctica in 1907 as head of the Nimrod Expedition, during which he set a new 'furthest south' record. Later during his trans-Antarctica Expedition of 1914-17 his ship, Endurance, became stuck in pack ice and Ernest Shackleton led his men on a remarkable and heroic survival bid. His reputation was, for many years, eclipsed by that of Scott, but history has re-evaluated him and he is now one of the most celebrated of polar explorers and his autograph is very much in demand.