Reference numberNLB/10/390
Alternative reference numberNLB/10 p187
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date17 November 1894
DescriptionIn reply to Dyer's note received this morning, the man who superintends the electric light installation is sent by Messrs Drake & Gorham and is a kind of superior foreman. The Society pays the Messrs £5 a year for the general superintendence and inspection; any work which has to be done is paid for separately. The Society does not now run its own engine but obtains current from the St James' & Pall Mall centre. When the Society had its own engine they employed ordinary engineering journeymen sent by Drake & Gorham, but they had one or two cases of drunkenness and disorder and are glad that this arrangement has terminated.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA7968Thiselton-Dyer; Sir; William Turner (1843 - 1928); botanist1843 - 1928
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