Reference numberNLB/19/639
Alternative reference numberNLB/19 p366
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Assistant Secretary, Marine Department, Board of Trace, 7 Whitehall Gardens, S.W.
Date15 November 1899
DescriptionAdverting to the Assistant Secretary's enquiry on the subject of an investigation by the Royal Society into Scurvy, Harrison has now seen the passage in Mr F G Jackson's book, 'A Thousand Days in the Arctic', to which the Assistant Secretary refers in his letter of the 27th, and is now better able to explain how the misapprehension with regard to the supposed investigation by the Royal Society of the disease has arisen. The Society administers several funds for the assistance of private individuals in scientific research over which it exercises no direct influence. It is into this category that the investigation mentioned by Mr Jackson falls, and it is not to be regarded as an investigation by the Royal Society.
Physical descriptionTypescript and manuscript
Access statusOpen
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