Reference numberMC/4/24
TitleLetter from James [Cosmo] Melvill, East India House, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]
Date16 May 1844
DescriptionForwarding the Court of Directors' response to Lieutenant Elliot and Sir John Herschel's application to conduct magnetic observations on islands near Singapore.

[Enclosure not present.]
[Letter and enclosure were read at Council and entered fully into minutes on 13 June 1844, with Elliot and Herchel's application for additional observations being denied.]
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCMP/1/184
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7015Melvill; Sir; James Cosmo (1792 - 1861)1792 - 1861
NA2272Compton; Spencer Joshua Alwyne (1790 - 1851); 2nd Marquess of Northampton1790 - 1851
NA8238Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); astronomer1792 - 1871
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