Reference numberMS/426/593
Alternative reference numberMS/426 p134
TitleCopy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Captain [Francis] McClintock R N
Date6 June 1857
DescriptionInforms that following Francis McClintock's application, a Committee consisting of Admiral [Robert] FitzRoy, Dr [Joseph Dalton] Hooker and Dr W A [William Allen] Miller was set up and voted £50 from the donation fund to assist in the purchase of meteorological instruments for the upcoming [Artic] expedition. The Committee will transmit the memorandum of General Edward Sabine, who will furnish the instruments. Instructions for taking observations will be drawn up by FitzRoy and the appropriate equipment will be provided by the Marine Department of the Board of Trade. Mr Hooker and Sir W [Wlliam Jackson] Hooker will provide instructions of how to collect and preserve plants, and will provide 'Wandian Cases' to bring back roots for Kew Gardens. As for the difficulties of Mr Grey to obtain the required permission to accompany the exhibition, includes an extract of the resolution of the Committee for the President [of the Royal Society] to bring this to the attention of the Lords of the Admiralty. [See MS/426/585 and MS/426/596].
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueMS/426/585
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6774FitzRoy; Robert (1805 - 1865); hydrographer and meteorologist1805 - 1865
NA7983Hooker; Sir; Joseph Dalton (1817 - 1911); botanist1817 - 1911
NA7299Miller; William Allen (1817 - 1870)1817 - 1870
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
NA3321Hooker; Sir; William Jackson (1785 - 1865); botanist1785 - 1865
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