Reference numberNLB/30/535
Alternative reference numberNLB/30 p320
TitleCopy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Dr Frederick Walker Mott, [Fellow of the Royal Society]
Date10 April 1905
DescriptionLike Geikie, Sir M Foster has some hesitation in signing the memorandum about Sleeping Sickness, on which the Society would have made some verbal alterations, but Foster has withdrawn these and agrees to sign. The memorandum is meant if possible to clear away doubt that seemed to exist in the mind of the Colonial Secretary and has been singed by: Lord Lister, Sir J Burdon Sanderson, Professor Ray Lankester, Sir M Foster, Colonel [David] Bruce, Dr J R Bradford, Professor [Charles Scott] Sherrington and Major R Ross. Foster would like Mott to know of his initial hesitation and hopes Mott will join him in signing.

The great object was to show the Colonial Office that there is quite enough known about the cause of Sleeping Sickness to justify the action the Society proposes. The memorandum has only been circulated to those whose name would carry weight.
Physical descriptionManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6174Geikie; Sir; Archibald (1835 - 1924); geologist and historian1835 - 1924
NA8262Mott; Sir; Frederick Walker (1853 - 1926); neuropathologist and eugenicist1853 - 1926
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