Reference numberCMP/1/2
TitleMinutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society
Date13 December 1832
DescriptionPrinted minutes containing matters laid before Council, the Royal Society's governing body of Fellows, with records of decisions taken.

Commencing with a list of Council members present: Francis Baily; Captain Francis Beaufort; Marc Isambard Brunel; John George Children; Samuel Hunter Christie; William Clift; Benjamin Gompertz; Joseph Henry Green; George Bellas Greenough; Charles Konig; Dr William George Maton; William Hasledine Pepys; Peter Mark Roget; Reverend Richard Sheepshanks; John William Lubbock, Vice President and Treasurer, in the chair.

Among matters discussed or noted: minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Gompertz and Greenough sworn in as members of the Council. Dividends from the Donation Fund granted to the Trustees of the Arctic Land Expedition under Captain Back for exploration of the northern coast of America in response to a letter from Captain James Clark Ross. Samuel Hunter Christie added to the Donation Fund Committee. An address to King William IV thanking him for his patronage of the Royal Society, full text entered into the minutes. Archdeacon Glover requested an extension of admission to the Fellowship, granted. Assigning Anthony Panizzi the assistance of Mr Roberton for his work in the library [compiling a catalogue of the Society's scientific books] during the Christmas period. Printing and distribution of the President's Anniversary day address. Gift of Greenwich observations and issues of The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society to the observatory at St Helena. Concludes with a note that Baily presented a report from the medal committee [not reproduced].
Extent2p.; pp.4-5
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6486Baily; Francis (1774 - 1844); astronomer1774 - 1844
NA5914Beaufort; Sir; Francis (1774 - 1857); hydrographer1774 - 1857
NA7956Brunel; Sir; Marc Isambard (1769 - 1849); civil engineer1769 - 1849
NA3175Children; John George (1777 - 1852); chemist1777 - 1852
NA8168Christie; Samuel Hunter (1784 - 1865); mathematician1784 - 1865
NA7491Clift; William (1775 - 1849); museum curator and scientific illustrator1775 - 1849
NA3427Gompertz; Benjamin (1779 - 1865)1779 - 1865
NA7977Green; Joseph Henry (1791 - 1863)1791 - 1863
NA3070Greenough; George Bellas (1778 - 1855)1778 - 1855
NA3679Konig; Charles Dietrich Eberhard (1774 - 1851); botanist and mineralogist1774 - 1851
NA7295Maton; William George (1774 - 1835)1774 - 1835
NA7547Pepys; William Hasledine (1775 - 1856); surgical instrument maker and natural philosopher1775 - 1856
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
NA5536Sheepshanks; Richard (1794 - 1855)1794 - 1855
NA7010Lubbock; Sir; John William (1803 - 1865)1803 - 1865
NA3646Back; Sir; George (1796 - 1878)1796 - 1878
NA7948Ross; Sir; James Clark (1800 - 1862)1800 - 1862
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