Dear Sir Shackleton,
I, Henry McNish am applying to have the honour to be a carpenter on your ship, the HMS Endurance. I have helped build ships, make repairs on other expeditions. I can also cook, dog handle and navigate. But most of all I am famous for repairing death dealing leaks; including one on Robert Falcon Scott’s ship. I am confident, intuitive and resourceful, also not forgetting eloquent to my crew mates. I own a ship cat called Mrs Chippy who will chase away rats. I was so exhilarated when I heard about this because I have been fascinated by all your discovery’s. Again I would be honoured to be on to be apart of this expedition.