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Reference numberMS/756/68
LevelItem
TitleDraft letter from Michael Foster to unknown correspondent
Date7 February 1884
DescriptionInforms that a letter by the correspondent was laid before the President and Council of the Royal Society at their meeting on that day. Informs that they were of the opinion that for the interest of Science in general and of the country in particular that the government be represented by delegates at the conference in Washington. States that after what happened in a meeting on this subject in Rome they are confident that the meridian of Greenwich will be adopted by the civilized world if the government is represented at the conference. Believes that if any other nation is interested in the selection of a prime meridian, there is no way to say how the conference would go. Reiterates the importance for the country of the adoption of the meridian of Greenwich.
Extent6p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionPaper
Access statusOpen
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