Reference numberMS/591/5/5
TitleLetter from Arthur Mostyn Field, Hydrographic Deparment, Admirality, London, to Sir Archibald [Geikie]
Date7 December 1908
DescriptionField has read the correspondance on the subject of the Meteorological Volume from the Discovery Expedition, and states that he believes Dr. Shaw's remarks are justified. He states that Dr. Shaw has legitimately answered every point raised by Scott. He agrees with Shaw insofar as believes that the standard of meteorological work on the Expedition was not high. Field does regret the fact that members of the Expedition were not consulted when the records were found to be particularly deficient. He mentions that Scott's lack of scientific background may have contributed to his unwillingness to accept criticism.
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NA7126Field; Sir; Arthur Mostyn (1855 - 1950)1855 - 1950
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