Sir Clements R. Markham
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Sir Clements R. Markham


After George Henry

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Sir Clements Markham (1830-1916) was the President of the Royal Geographical Society from 1893. Markham was responsible for instigating the British National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-04 and he secured the appointment of Robert Falcon Scott as the expedition leader in 1899.