Reference numberCMB/88
TitleYarrow Educational Fund Committee
Date1932 to 1941
DescriptionLetter from Sir Alfred Yarrow to the President, Sir Charles Sherrington, dated 6 February 1923 read to the Council of 15 Feruary 1923, where Yarrow proposes to give £100,000 for a fund for encouraging original scientific research. At a Council of 22 February 1923, item 3, it was agreed 'that the following be appointed a Committee to make recommendatins to Council as to the general use and administration of the Yarrow, Messel and Foulerton Funds ; The President, the Treasurer, Professor H C Carpenter, Professor T H Elliott, Mr W B Hardy, Mr J H Jeans, Professor O W Richardson, and Sir Arthur Schuster. ' Interim report received at Council of 22 March 1923, item 11. Final acceptance of gift at Council of 3 May 1923, item 3. Letter of thanks from Sir Alfred Yarrow read at Council meeting of 14 June 1923, item 2, and detailed recommendations for use of fund item 5. See Council meeting of 5 July 19223, and also Appendix I for general regulations governing Royal Society research appointments, and an account of the establishing of the Yarrow Fund.

Appointed by Council to administer the Yarrow Educational Fund in accordance with the deed executed by Sir Alfred Yarrow in April 1924. This stated that the Society received at his death a sum of approximately £12,000 after payment of duty. After a period not exceeding fifty years, during which the income is in the first instance to be available for special purposes indicated in the agreement and any residue applied for the advancement or development of science, the income is to be used for the general purposes of the Society as Council may direct.

Memorandum dated 6 February 1923 containing Sir Alfred Yarrow's suggestions for the purposes and administration of the Fund pasted into front of the volume.

Funding for the fund on the death of Alfred Yarrow and actions taken to establish the fund taken by Council at a meeting of 27 October 1932, items 6, 7 and 21

First meeting of Yarrow Educational Fund Committee held at Athenaeum, 14 October 1932
Extent1 volume
Access statusOpen
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