Reference numberMS/257/3/341
Alternative reference numberSa.1086
Previous numbersES3/80/1086
TitleLetter from Peter Mark Roget, Bernard Street to Edward Sabine
Date31 May 1830
DescriptionRoget was unable to see Sabine after the meeting of The Royal Society. Refers to letter written by Mr [Charles] Babbage ‘declining the invitation to attend the meeting’ and his book. Roget believed Captain [Henry] Kater intends to put forward a proposal for the ejection of Babbage from the [Royal] Society. Roget informs Sabine the ‘visitation at Greenwich passed off very quietly’ as ‘neither Babbage nor his fellow agitators’ were present. [Davies] Gilbert read Sabine’s letters regarding his resignation. Roget asks Sabine if it was his intention for Gilbert to publicly announce Sabine’s intentions to ‘relinquish’ half of his salary ‘for the benefit of the Society’.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
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