Reference numberCD/39/22
TitleLetter from Charles Chree, to James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society
Date16 May 1925
DescriptionInforms James Hopwood Jeans that he [Chree] knows nothing of the National Debt Commissioners, but they are doubtless safe. Has no objection [to his pension coming from them]. Thinks that 'the idea that if one dies prematurely it benefits one's country rather than an insurance comapany may well be only the modern form of dulce et decorum est pro patria mori'. Also writes 'I trust the present good weather is not being credited to my retirement.'
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