Reference numberMS/581
TitleCopies of the letters written by the Foreign Secretaries of the Royal Society
Date24 June 1784-20 December 1847
DescriptionLetters sent by the Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society. These were;
17 June 1784 Charles Peter Layard
22 March 1804 Thomas Young M.D.
30 November 1830 Charles Konig
30 November 1837 Captain William Henry Smyth, R.N.
30 November 1839 John Frederic Daniell
1 December 1845 Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sabine
30 November 1850 Captain William Henry Smyth R.N.
LanguageEnglish, French. Italian, Latin
Extent115 letters in 1 volume, MS Very Large
Physical descriptionBound in red library buckram by Maltby, Oxford.
Finding aidsList of letters, persons and dates, in front of box
Access statusOpen
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