|Alternative reference number||NLB/23/2 p151|
|Title||Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society|
|Date||4 December 1901|
|Description||Sir Clements Markham strongly objects to such a meaning being attached to the words of his appeal as Abney's attaches to them.|
The question of a relief ship has always been in the minds of those charged with the arrangements of the Antarctic Expedition. The decision to despatch the 'Discovery' without waiting for a relief ship was never intended to interfere with efforts to obtain such a ship. President and Council therefore, though wishing Markham used more agreeable expressions, feel that a most cordial support of securing a relief ship is consistent with their previous action.
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|NA6454||Abney; Sir; William de Wiveleslie (1843 - 1920)||1843 - 1920|
|NA8220||Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); Physiologist||1836 - 1907|