Reference numberCD/30/17
TitleCopy letter from Sir Archibald Geikie, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Bretland] Farmer, FRS
Date12 May 1906
DescriptionDiscusses [Charles] Walker's letter [CD/30/4], and his insinuation that a system exists in the Royal Society whereby some officials obtain commissions on the illustrations in publications - a 'charge of corruption'. Calls this charge 'as groundless as it is odious'. Asks that [John Bretland] Farmer obtains an apology from Walker. Suggests that the Royal Society welcomes changes to improve its efficiency and economy, but that this imputation on the Society's character is offensive.
FormatTypescript copy
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1831Farmer; Sir; John Bretland (1865 - 1944)1865 - 1944
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