Reference numberNLB/17/713
Alternative reference numberNLB/17 p452-453
TitleCopy letter from Michael Foster, to Rear-Admiral Hugo L Pearson, Commander in Chief on the Australian Station, Sydney
Date9 December 1898
DescriptionThe Royal Society has received a letter from Professor T W Edgeworth David giving a brief account of the boring carried out by commander C D Sturdee of the HMS 'Porposie' in the lagoon at Funafuti. In view of the circumstances under which the boring occurred the depth reached must be regarded as a remarkable exploit. Professor David and the Royal Society Coral Boring Committee regard the boring as very successful in as much as it has led to the acquisition of data of extreme value.

Conveys the thanks of the Society for the use of the warship and asks Pearson to convey to Commander Sturdee their high appreciation of his efforts.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6080David; Sir; Tannatt William Edgeworth (1858 - 1934); geologist and polar explorer1858 - 1934
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