Reference numberNLB/23/2/2
Alternative reference numberNLB/23/2 p3
TitleCopy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to The Secretary to H M Treasury
Date23 January 1901
DescriptionSome questions have arisen in the matter of the Antarctic Expedition in reference to the owners of the ship 'Discovery'.

In a letter the Royal Society agreed to the Royal Geographical Society becoming owners of the ship on certain conditions. A reply has been received, and the President and Council are disposed to agree to the conditions therein, it being understood that any portion of a possible balance alloted to them would be returned to the Government Grant Fund. Before formally agreeing, they would like the view of the Treasury on the matter.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8220Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); physiologist1836 - 1907
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