Reference numberNLB/19/286
Alternative reference numberNLB/19 p151
TitleCopy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society]
Date28 July 1899
DescriptionHopes Foster's letter and wire have in part answered Markham's letter of the 18th July and show there was no intention to take any important steps in Markham's absence.

Notes the [Antarctic] Expedition involves scientific questions concerning which the Royal Society is not only the body best fitted to form or obtain judgements, but is largely able to influence any decisions which Her Majesty's Government may have to make with regard to them. Notes they all have one object in view; making the Expedition thoroughly successful, and must strive to pull together.

Explains the chief purpose of the proposal to call together the Joint Committee; to formulate the scientific problems more distinctly than has yet been done. Markham will see from a draft memorandum forwarded to him that the Biological Sub-committee has raised a question on which no decision can be taken in Markham's absence by the Joint Committee.

Discusses Admiral Wharton joining the Joint Committee and the Ship Sub-Committee.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8220Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); physiologist1836 - 1907
NA7951Markham; Sir; Clements Robert (1830 - 1916)1830 - 1916
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