Reference numberMC/3/67
TitleLetter from [Sir Charles] Trevelyan, [Assistant Secretary to] Treasury Chambers, to the Marquis of Northampton [President of the Royal Society]
Date23 January 1840
DescriptionRelating to an extract from the Society Council minutes, forwarded to the Lord Commissioners of the Treasury, regarding the need for specific instruments for magnetic observations in the expedition to the coasts and rivers of Western Africa.
[Read by Council on 6 February 1840.]
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCMP/1/127
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2272Compton; Spencer Joshua Alwyne (1790 - 1851); 2nd Marquess of Northampton1790 - 1851
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView