Reference numberMS/426/7
Alternative reference numberMS/426 p4
TitleCopy letter from Lord Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] President of the Royal Society; to the Right Honourable, the Master General of the Ordnance [Richard Hussey Vivian?]
Date11 January 1841
DescriptionConfers with General Master and the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Francis Thornhill Baring] in regards to the proposed magnetic survey of British possessions in North America, on the request of the Council of the Royal Society. States it it cannot go ahead with the present facilities and that it will not be expensive [to replca them]. Members of the Council will be requested to visit and explain the importance of the survey, most likely Sir John Lubbock and Major [Edward] Sabine. Informs that the survey has the recommendation of Major Sabine, Sir John Herchal, Prof. [George] Peacock, the Dean of Ely, the Physical Committee and the Council of the Royal Society.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA7093Peacock; George (1791 - 1858)1791 - 1858
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
NA8238Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); astronomer1792 - 1871
NA6584Vivian; Richard Hussey (1775 - 1842); Baron Vivian1775 - 1842
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