Reference numberMS/426/567
Alternative reference numberMS/426 p129
TitleCopy letter from [John] Wrottesley; President of the Royal Society; to the Duke of Argyll
Date30 April 1856
DescriptionUpdates the Duke of Argyll [George Douglas Campbell] on the situation of the 'juxtaposition mention' [the move to Burlington house]. Following a deputation to Mr [James] Wilson of the Treasury of the Societies, he offered temporary accommodation at Burlington house, in the event a more suitable building may be built. All but the Royal Society refused the offer, although the Geological and Astronomical Societies agreed to move once a suitable and permanent residence had been approved and built. John Wrottesley picked the rooms that will suit the needs of the Royal Society. Asks that other societies who will not move from Somerset House not to be prejudiced for their decision and asks Argyll to forward the letter to Lord Harrowby [Dudley Ryder].
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA3417Wrottesley; John (1798 - 1867); 2nd Baron Wrottesley1798 - 1867
NA5099Campbell; George Douglas (1823 - 1900); 8th Duke of Argyll1823 - 1900
NA362Ryder; Dudley (1798 - 1882); 2nd Earl of Harrowby1798 - 1882
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