Reference numberNLB/12/329
Alternative reference numberNLB/12 p175
TitleCopy letter from Joseph Lister, to Queen Victoria
Date30 January 1896
DescriptionLister, as President of the Royal Society, offers the 'heartfelt sympathy' of himself and the Council of the Royal Society of London 'for the promotion of natural knowledge' on the death of Prince Henry of Battenberg. He writes with an awareness that 'no words can lighten the grief of such a blow', and explains that they write due to the dutiful affection with which they hold the Queen, and ask that they may 'humbly' share her sorrow.

The Society prays that the Queen may long be spared to rule over her subjects.
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