Reference numberMS/426/474
Alternative reference numberMS/426 p116
TitleCopy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Charles Young
Date1 November 1852
DescriptionGives thanks for the letter, but regrets to mention the personal nature of the letter means it cannot be shown to a Principal Officer. Informs of the expectation for their to be seats for the executive of the First Scientific Corporation in the Kingdom for the Funeral of the Duke of Wellington [Arthur Wellesley], who was also a Fellow of the Royal Society. However, states 5000 seats have been taken up by the Dean and Chapters of St. Paul's. Had there been space, there would have been representatives of eminence, including Earl Rosse [William Parsons], Sir John Herschel, the Dean of Ely [George Peacock], Col. [Edward] Sabine, Captain Smyth etc etc.
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueMC/5/53
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8084Parsons; William (1800 - 1867); 3rd Earl of Rosse1800 - 1867
NA8238Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); astronomer1792 - 1871
NA7093Peacock; George (1791 - 1858)1791 - 1858
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
NA5062Smyth; William Henry (1788 - 1865)1788 - 1865
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