Reference numberMS/257/2/13
Alternative reference numberSa.395
Previous numbersES2/5/395
TitleLetter from Henry Thomas De La Beche, Geological Survey Office to Edward Sabine
Date7 March 1848
DescriptionBeche refers to his conversation with Sir Robert Peel regarding the presidentship of the Royal Society. Beche argues that if ‘a good scientific man’ could be made president of the Society for two or three years this would lead to advantages not only to the Society but to the ‘position of science’ in the country. Beche personally does not like to take ‘a half course’ by electing a man partly because he is a nobleman, and partly ‘a man of science’, and this would be an ‘adhesion to the old story’.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3398Beche; Sir; Henry Thomas de la (1796 - 1855)1796 - 1855
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
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