Reference numberNLB/42/224
Alternative reference numberNLB/42 p140
TitleCopy letter from Archibald Geikie to W [William] N [Napier] Shaw FRS
Date28 April 1910
DescriptionGeikie encloses a rough draft of the kind of statement he thinks should be made as to Captain Scott's complaints in the preface to volume II of the meteorological volume. A copy has been send to Captain Scott before he goes on his expedition.
Most of Scott's complaints had no real [formation] and Geikie feels that if Shaw had said all that he might have said on the subject of the meteorological work of the "Discovery" Shaw might have greatly damaged the scientific reputation of the staff.
Geikie leaves for Rome tomorrow but should be glad to have Shaw's observation on the accompanying draft.' [no enclosure]
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7142Shaw; Sir; William Napier (1854 - 1945)1854 - 1945
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