Reference numberMC/11/199
TitleCopy letter from G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society to Lord Lindsay, President of the Astronomical Society
CreatorStokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819-1903); British mathematician
Date6 April 1878
DescriptionRegarding Lord Lindsay's letter relating to the value of the metre to be inserted in the consolidation bill currently in preparation in the House of Commons.The Royal Society's Council can't give an opinion on a scientific matter but could appoint a committee to report on it. They have endorsed the Astronomer Royal's opinion on the matter.

[For George Biddell Airy's opinion, see related record.]
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueMC/11/198
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8035Airy; Sir; George Biddell (1801 - 1892); astronomer and mathematician1801 - 1892
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
NA6482Lindsay; James Ludovic (1847 - 1913); 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres; astronomer1847 - 1913
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