Reference numberMS/427/10
Alternative reference numberMS/427 p2
TitleCopy letter from Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the First Commissioner Office of Works
Date13 November 1879
DescriptionRequests advice in terms of fire proofing for the building [Burlington House]. Explains that shortly after the Royal Society moved into the building (1873), smoke and heat would be reported on the second floor whenever there a fire was lit on the first. Mr Ruddle the Clerk resolved the issue by placing a layer of concrete underneath the second floor. Now the issue has returned and Mr. Street has found the concrete broken into small fragments.
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