Reference numberNLB/17/568
Alternative reference numberNLB/17 p364-366
TitleCopy letter from Joseph Lister, to Cecil John Rhodes, Cape Town, South Africa
Date22 November 1898
DescriptionAsks Rhodes' assistance in furthering a scientific investigation of great importance; an enquiry into certain tropical diseases, especially Malaria and Blackwater fever.

Under the auspices of a Committee consisting of members appointed by the Royal Society and representatives of the Colonial Office, three skilled observers are being sent to East Central Africa to make investigations. It is proposed the gentlemen should begin in Blantyre. It will be of great importance for the men to be able to communicate freely with the Committee at home. Understands the Colonial Office has approached the British South Africa Company with the view of obtaining a concession that telegrams might pass from Zomba to London at a reduced rate, if not free of charge. Lister has been requested by the Committee to ask Rhodes to use his great influence with the Company towards securing this concession.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8069Lister; Joseph (1827 - 1912); 1st Baron Lister of Lyme Regis1827 - 1912
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