Reference numberMS/426/23
Alternative reference numberMS/426 p14
TitleCopy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Harry Wheatlay, St. James Purface
Date25 November 1841
DescriptionIn the absence of the President, Lord of Northampton, informs that the Royal Society has awarded the Royal Medal to Robert [John] Kane, for his article 'the chemical history of Archil and of Litmus', published in the Philosopical Transactions' of the current year, and to Sir Eaton Hodgkinson, for his paper 'Experimental researches on the strength of pillars of cast iron'. Hopes Queen Victoria will approve of these recommendations.
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