SCOTT, ROBERT FALCON. (1868-1912). English Antarctic explorer. ALS. (“R. Scott”). 3pp. 8vo. N.p., (September 17, 1908). On HMS Bulwark, Channel Fleet stationery. To Mrs. [Wilson] Noble, wife of barrister, member of parliament and automobile enthusiast Wilson Noble (1854-1917).
“I was in such a bustle before the wedding that I simply could not attempt to express my gratitude for your charming wedding present. After the great event we fled to Étretat [in France] and refused for a week to consider posts or pens. And so it is that only now I am able to tell you how delighted I am with the whiskey bottle which is not only very handsome but just exactly supplies the want of a small household. It is indeed kind & generous of you to have sent it and this gift must ever be valued for the friendship which suggested it. It was very nice of you and your husband to come to the wedding and I’m so glad you’ve had a glimpse of my young lady but I hope you won’t forget how much she wants to know you better and that she if not I will usually be found at 174 Buckingham Palace Road. I hope the young ladies have been thoroughly enjoying themselves at Dieppe. Once more thank you a thousand times for your magnificent present and believe me ever yours sincerely…”