Reference numberMS/756/49
TitleDraft letter from Michael Foster, Royal Society, Burlington House to [John] Murray
Date22 June 1882
DescriptionRefers to a letter from the Treasury of which Murray had seen a copy, but believes it does not give the Council of the Royal Society any authority to sanction any steps involving expense, especially those to do with works not absolutely in hand but which had only been proposed. Informs that the Council's powers lie in simply giving advice. Asks him to seek sanction directly from the Treasury for any works. Informs that on their meeting on the other day the Council simply expressed optimism as to the work which might be undertaken and as to the men who might be asked to undertake it.
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