Reference numberNLB/27/74
Alternative reference numberNLB/27 p39-40
TitleCopy letter from William Huggins and Clements Robert Markham, to the Secretary, His Majesty's Treasury
Date23 June 1903
DescriptionOn behalf of the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society, the Society wish to loose no time in stating that they accept with great satisfaction the offer of His Majesty's Government to take over the responsibility of the further relief expedition to the Antarctic Regions. They frankly accept that the condition that the existing relief ship, the 'Morning' should be handed over to the Board of Admiralty for the purpose of the relief expedition. In placing the 'Morning' at the disposal of the Admiralty the two Societies trust their Lordships will undertake all the liabilities that have been incurred since her return to Lyttelton.

Under the articles signed by the officers and Crew, they are engaged for the Relief Expedition and it was intended they should complete their service. To secure the continuing of the Relief Expedition the Societies shall be glad to nominate a member of the Council of the Royal Geographical Society to furnish to the Admiralty all the information in the Society's possession. The Finance Committee are fully prepared to administer the remaining funds for the purposes of the 'Discovery' itself. As distinguished from the relief expedition.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
NA7951Markham; Sir; Clements Robert (1830 - 1916)1830 - 1916
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView