Scott’s letter to financier Edgar Speyer, who had helped raised funds for the trip, was found on his body in November 1912. It had been written on March 1912. In the letter Scott writes: “I fear we must go…but we have been to the Pole and we shall die like gentlemen – I regret only for the women we leave behind.”
Bonhams said Tuesday that the letter would be auctioned in March 2012 — on the centennial year of the expedition. Bonhams said it expects to raise around 150,000 pounds ($243,000).