Reference numberCD/26/18
TitleCopy letter from [John] Burdon-Sanderson, to Sir William Huggins, President of the Royal Society
Date16 November 1903
DescriptionHas been informed by Professor [Edward Albert Sharpey] Schafer that the Royal Society are considering who will take the place of Sir Michael Foster as Secretary. Ventures to suggest that it is important that the new Secretary has a special knowledge of biological subjects, because the Royal Society's encouragement for biological research has been in part due to having a Secretary who is a biologist. Suggests Professor [William Dobinson] Halliburton would be the best fit, as 'his scientific knowledge, his personal character, his capacity for business, and above all his devotedness to work, are such as to fit him in a remarkable regree for the duties of Secretary to the Royal Society'.
FormatTypescript copy
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
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