July 11, 2008

Saturday, 11 July 1908


Kathleen Bruce [1]

"You shall go to the S. Pole," Kathleen Bruce -- a formidable young woman -- urged her fiancé. "Oh dear, what's the use of having energy & enterprise if a little thing like that can't be done. It's got to be done, so hurry up." [2]


[1] Source unknown.
[2] Kathleen Bruce, letter to R.F. Scott, 11 July, 1908, quoted by David Crane in Scott of the Antarctic (New York : Knopf, c2005), p.336.