Reference numberMS/427/450
Alternative reference numberMS/427 p89
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Miss Becker
Date28 September 1885
DescriptionInforms the Royal Society is currently in recess but will bring Miss Becker's letter to a Secretary when they are in Town. Informs that the Royal Society have never admitted a woman as a Fellow and doubts if the Charters of the Society would allow it. Explains that only Fellows can attend meetings, and individuals they have introduced at the meeting. Informs that a Miss Alice Johnson did present a paper in May 1884 ['On the changes and ultimate fate of the blastopore in the newt (Triton cristatus)'] and was present at its reading. Recognises this will encourage other 'authoress' to present scientific papers.
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