Reference numberNLB/10/1018
Alternative reference numberNLB/10 p488
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Town Clerk, Town Hall, Blackburn
Date26 March 1895
DescriptionAcknowledges receipt of the Clerk's letter of yesterday's date. Explains that the report of the 'Challenger' Expedition is not in the gift of the Royal Society. It is a Government Publication solely in the gift of Her Majesty's Treasury. Should Her Majesty's Government consult the Royal Society on distribution of the volumes, the Clerk's application shall be considered by the appropriate Committee, but presently the Society has received no communication from the Government on that question.
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