Reference numberCD/2/2
TitleMemorial on limiting Royal Society Officers' and Treasurer's tenure of office.
Date31 October 1901
DescriptionArguments for limiting the period of office of senior Royal Society officials to no more than ten years, in keeping with the principle of the five-year Presidential term. With two lists of signatory Fellows supporting the notion of limitation of tenure, the second expressing their desire that the matter should be brought to the attention of the Society's Council. The document is headed 'Not to be communicated to the Press'.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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