Reference numberNLB/12/254
Alternative reference numberNLB/12 p122
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to Edward Peacock, Dunstan House, Kirton-in-Lindsey
Date15 January 1896
Description'Dear Sir,
I do not know of any "Royal Society of Australia". There is a "Royal Society of Victoria", a "Royal Society of N.S.W", a "Royal Society of South Australia", and of Queensland, Tasmania, &c., but I do not think that any of these deal with historical subjects. I think, moreover, that you are mistaken in supposing that our own Royal Society ever dealt with these subjects. Neither our archives or our published "Transactions" ['Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'] seem to bear out the statement.
Yours truly,
H Rix
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.
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