Reference numberMS/427/374
Alternative reference numberMS/427 p72
TitleCopy letter from [Michael] Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Treasury
Date8 July 1884
DescriptionUpdates the Secretary of the Treasury of the situation [of the Bureau International des Paids et Mesunes]. States that letters were received from Mr. David Gill, Astronomer of the Cape and Prof. Foster, Director of the Berlin Observatory, which have been forward to the Secretary [not enclosed]. Informs that Foster is favourable to the Government joining the Bureau without accepting the Metric system and will not need to pay the full sum of arrears (£4,658). This cost expected will have to cover allowing the Bureau to establish themselves and installing instruments of permanent value. Dr. Hirsch, Secretary of the Comité international [des poids et mesures] and Director of the Observatory of Neufchatel [France] estimates this amount to be £1750.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6654Gill; Sir; David (1843 - 1914); astronomer1843 - 1914
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