Reference numberNLB/16/359
Alternative reference numberNLB/16 p190
TitleCopy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir Clements R Markham, President of the Royal Geographical Society
Date21 March 1898
DescriptionThe Royal Geographical Society are invited to nominate four gentlemen to form, with four Fellows of the Royal Society nominated by the Council, a Committee for the purpose of considering the propriety of urging the government about an expedition to explore the Antarctic Ocean.

Fellows proposed are:
Dr John Murray
Dr P L Sclater
Sir J D Hooker
Sir Archibald Geikie

The President and Officers of the Royal Society should also be ex officio members. It has been decided that it is undesirable to nominate Admiral Sir W J L Wharton as one of the representatives due to his official position.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
NA7951Markham; Sir; Clements Robert (1830 - 1916)1830 - 1916
NA1654Murray; Sir; John (1841 - 1914)1841 - 1914
NA1406Sclater; Philip Lutley (1829 - 1913); lawyer and zoologist1829 - 1913
NA7983Hooker; Sir; Joseph Dalton (1817 - 1911); botanist1817 - 1911
NA6174Geikie; Sir; Archibald (1835 - 1924)1835 - 1924
NA8025Wharton; Sir; William James Lloyd (1843 - 1905)1843 - 1905
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