Reference numberMS/123/2
TitleLetter from the Duke of Sussex to John George Children, British Museum, London
Date30 October 1832
DescriptionSome of the handwriting has not yet been deciphered and this description is therefore incomplete.

The Duke of Sussex expresses his happiness that Francis Baily has agreed to join the Royal Society Council. Warns against prejudice [in relation to the election of Council members?] and expresses concern that the the Society Treasurer is guilty of this. States that where there are 'moral objections' they are bound to share them, in secrecy, to those in the correct quarter but that otherwise 'a good man is a good man'. Mentions the Society's auditors.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA8338Augustus Frederick (1773 - 1843); Duke of Sussex1773 - 1843
NA3175Children; John George (1777 - 1852); chemist1777 - 1852
NA6486Baily; Francis (1774 - 1844); astronomer1774 - 1844
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