Reference numberMC/5/21
TitleLetter from [General] Edward Sabine, Treasurer and Vice-President of the Royal Society, Woolwich, to the Earl of Rosse, President of the Royal Society
Date8 September 1851
DescriptionForwarding letters from W Henry, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution for the Advancement of Science in the United States, regarding the exchange of scientific publications between Britain and America. Sabine elaborates on the Society's presumed support in this, with packages of publications being transmitted to the Smithsonian Institution's agent in London at set intervals. He additionally discusses the current and proposed regulations as to the holdings of the Royal Society library.

[Enclosures not present.]
[The letter is over two papers, the second of which is labelled within the volume as MC/5/21a.]
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA8084Parsons; William (1800 - 1867); 3rd Earl of Rosse1800 - 1867
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
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