Reference numberMS/427/424
Alternative reference numberMS/427 p81
TitleCopy letter from John Evans, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Mr. Hugh L. Childers, [Chancellor of the Exchequer]
Date7 May 1885
DescriptionIn connection to the proposed Succession Duty and their effects on Scientific Societies. Asks for learned societies to be exempted, stating that the Royal Society can barely make ends meet. Also explains that a tax on donations to societies would be 'both harsh and impolite' and would become a 'tax upon knowledge'.
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