Reference numberNLB/12/112
Alternative reference numberNLB/12 p54
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Director, Science Museum/ South Kensington Museum, South Kensingon, S.W.
Date9 December 1895
DescriptionRix, under the instructions of the Secretaries of the Royal Society, informs him that Professor George Darwin has at Cambridge a large instrument for the harmonic analysis of tidal observations, originally constructed at Glasgow for Lord Kelvin [William Thomson] using a Government Grant for Scientific Research. As it is no longer useful for the purposes for which originally constructed and Cambridge University requires the storage space, they propose that it be placed in the South Kensington Musuem as an item of considerable interest.

The expense of removal would be significant, and so if they respond positively to the suggestion, Rix also asks if their Department would be willing to bear the cost of removal.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8198Darwin; Sir; George Howard (1845 - 1912)1845 - 1912
NA8289Thomson; William (1824 - 1907); Baron Kelvin of Largs; physicist1824 - 1907
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView