Record

Reference numberMS/426/351
Alternative reference numberMS/426 p101
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Lord Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] President of the Royal Society; and J F W [John William Frederick] Herschel; to the Earl of Auckland [George Eden]
Date18 November 1848
DescriptionTransmits a memorial from Sir Francis Ronalds asking to participate of a peculiar recompense, the improvement of self registering Magnetic and Meteorological instruments which has the recommendations of both the Royal Society and the British Association. States that two people, Francis Ronalds and Mr C Brooke, are well suited for the task, both have worked independently from each other with different equipment and methods. States the activities of the two persons encourages the establishment of a joint Committee between the institutions, if the Government wishes for it. Asks for the matter to be brought to the government and for the memorial to be treated favourable. [The memorial is not enclosed].
Extent1p
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA2272Compton; Spencer Joshua Alwyne (1790 - 1851); 2nd Marquess of Northampton1790 - 1851
NA8238Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); Astronomer1792 - 1871
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView