Reference numberCD/84/15
Previous numbersCD 1165
TitleLetter from Sydney John Hickson, to the President and Council of the Royal Society
Date3 July 1909
DescriptionRelaying a resolution calling the Society's attention to the impending resignation of Sir Edward Maunde Thompson as Chief Librarian of the British Museum and asking that his successor be relieved of duties for the Natural History Department. The committee is aware, as was pointed out by the Prime Minister, that the Trustees have statutory rights on appointments, but Government might be persuaded to bring in a short Act of Parliament.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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