Reference numberNLB/1
Alternative reference numberNLB/1
TitleNew Letter Book volume 1, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration
Date30 October 1885-30 November 1887
DescriptionNew Letter Book volume 1 containing carbon copies of outgoing Royal Society correspondence. Subjects are general administrative, including material on committees, refereeing and printing of papers, soirees and other annual routines.

Primary authors: Secretary, Michael Foster; Assistant Secretary, Herbert Rix.

Primary recipients: Secretary of Admiralty; Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company; Drake and Gorham; Eclipse Expedition; Few & Company; Michael Foster; Harrison & Sons; Robert Lendlmayer von Lendenfeld; Robarts, Lubbock & Company; Smith, Sons & Oakley; Her Majesty's Treasury;

Contains alphabetical index of letter recipients referring to the page on which the letter is to be found, but not to the individual letter.
Extent503p comprising 743 letters
Physical descriptionVolume half-bound in brown leather, brown cloth binding
DimensionsHeight 44(cm), width 29(cm).
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsNot currently available to view due to conservation
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