Reference numberNLB/23/2/144
Alternative reference numberNLB/23/2 p151
TitleCopy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date4 December 1901
DescriptionSir 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.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6454Abney; Sir; William de Wiveleslie (1843 - 1920)1843 - 1920
NA8220Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); Physiologist1836 - 1907
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