Reference numberCD/39/24
TitleLetter from [Charles] Chree, to Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society
Date26 May 1925
DescriptionDiscusses his pension, and notes that he will not be able to get his birth certificate from Edinburgh in time for the last day of May, and so cannot start receiving the pension [from the National Debt Office] until October. Thinks that there seem a lot of formalities, especially the condition of visiting 19 Old Jewry ('once I discover where it is') every quarter to sign documents to prove he is still alive. States that he would prefer an annuity from an Edinburgh insurance company, and suggests Scottish Widows. Notes that if the Royal Society has a decided preference for the National Debt Office he will agree.
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