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Sir Clements Robert Markham was an English geographer, explorer and writer. He was mainly responsible for launching the polar career of Robert Falcon Scott.
This letter is in response to a French/Belgian person with comments on Markham's, 1888 book: ‘The Fighting Veres’ giving the history of that family’s military involvement in the Low Countries in the late 1500s.
Written on paper with family crest as letterhead
Also comes with a French translation of the letter.
Two horizontal folds
4 pages, two with text.
17.5 x 11.5 cm
Sir Clements Robert Markham KCB FRS FRSGS (20 July 1830 – 30 January 1916) was an English geographer, explorer and writer. He was secretary of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) between 1863 and 1888, and later served as the Society's president for a further 12 years. In the latter capacity he was mainly responsible for organising the British National Antarctic Expedition of 1901–1904, and for launching the polar career of Robert Falcon Scott.
1888 "The fighting Veres." Lives of Sir Francis Vere, general of the queen's forces in the Low countries, governor of the Brill and of Portsmouth, and of Sir Horace Vere, general of the English forces in the Low countries, governor of the Brill, master-general of ordnance, and baron Vere of Tilbury