Reference numberMS/426/711
Alternative reference numberMS/426 p164
TitleCopy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir R Munchison
Date26 February 1861
DescriptionAsks, when the opportunity arises, for Munchison to apologise to M. De Chaillu, as Weld had mistaken him for a workmen, sent to set up an exhibit for the Royal Geographical Society, only for him to announce he was the lecturer for the evening as he was leaving. Concerning the specimen left by the portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds, found the damage caused to the frame was from nails. As the canvas was in danger, the specimen had to be removed, the wall has also been damaged.
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueMS/426/710
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


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

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView