Reference numberMC/8/346
Alternative reference numberMC.8.346
TitleLetter from members of the Athenaeum Club to the Secretary of the Royal Society
Date8 April 1869
DescriptionRegarding the remarks of the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to the Government Grant of £10 000 per annum for meteorological purposes to the Society. The members recommend steps should be taken to rectify any misconception which may exist in the public mind on the point.

The signatories of the letter are Joseph Dalton Hooker, John Tyndall, Thomas Henry Huxley, Edward Frankland, William Spottiswoode, Thomas Archer Hirst and John Lubbock.
Access statusOpen
Related materialSee also MC.8.346 Letter from Dr Sharpey dated 22 March 1969.
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7983Hooker; Sir; Joseph Dalton (1817 - 1911); botanist1817 - 1911
NA8293Tyndall; John (1820 - 1893); natural philosopher1820 - 1893
NA8243Huxley; Thomas Henry (1825 - 1895)1825 - 1895
NA7973Frankland; Sir; Edward (1825 - 1899); chemist1825 - 1899
NA8240Hirst; Thomas Archer (1830 - 1892); mathematician1830 - 1892
NA5949Lubbock; John (1834 - 1913); 1st Baron Avebury1834 - 1913
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