Letter from [Archibald Geikie], Secretary, Royal Society, to Robert Falcon Scott, H.M.S. Bulwark, Channel Fleet

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                                November 1908
Dear Captain Scott
I have received and now send onto you 
the reply which Dr. Shaw has made to your remarks on this Preface in the recently published Antarctic Meteorological volume. I have read it carefully, and while of course you must be left free
 to judge for yourself what action you will take in regard to it.
I am sure you will not be offended if I quite frankly state to
you my own opinion of the matter, and offer the advice which in
my judgment it would be best for you to follow.
In the first place, let me repeat again, what I have said 
to you already both verbally and in writing, that I am entirely 
convinced that you are mistaken in thinking that Dr. Shaw has 
any animus against you or the staff of the Expedition. I feel sure
that no impartial outsider, reading his Preface, would for one 
moment receive from it the impression that the writer <s>had<\s> bore 
any grudge of that kind. On the contrary the writer speaks in the most 
laudatory terms of the success and devotion wherewith the Meteoro 
-logical work of the “Discovery “ was carried out amidst the 
inhospitable conditions of the Antarctic climate. Any blame 
which he may imply is directed, not against the staff, but 
against the way in which it was selected and trained.
When Dr. Shaw came to discuss the details of the work 
he found them to be below the standard of fulness, precision and 
accuracy to which he is accustomed in the most advanced modern 

                            
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Author
Archibald Geikie
Reference
MS/591/4/12
Series
MS
Date
Nov-08
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Letter from [Archibald Geikie], Secretary, Royal Society, to Robert Falcon Scott, H.M.S. Bulwark, Channel Fleet, Nov-08. From The Royal Society, MS/591/4/12

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