Reference numberCD/84/3
Previous numbersCD 1153
TitleLetter from Professors of Zoology, The Museums, Cambridge, to [John William Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, President of the Royal Society
Date13 June 1908
DescriptionRequesting the Royal Society's support in obtaining an authoritive inquiry into the administration of the Natural History Museum. This is in the hands of a Standing Commitee of Trustees, which controls expenditure and is active in Museum management - they act as Managers rather than as Trustees, but cannot be expected to have the knowledge or time necessary to control so complex an institution. The appointment and authority of the Director gives rise to serious difficulties. The Committee itself is not answerable to the control of Government or any other authority. With the names of nineteen zoologists added as signatories.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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