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Reference numberNLB/12/602
Alternative reference numberNLB/12 p337-338
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Courtenay E Boyle, Secretary, Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, S.W.
Date20 March 1896
DescriptionFoster explains that their letter of 16 March, reference R 3251, requesting that the President and Council of the Royal Society nominate two members of a committee which they proposed to appoint to investigate the loss of strength in steel rails by prolonged use, was laid before them.

On their behalf, Foster replies to state that they take pleasure in granting assistance to the Board of Trade, and they believe they can best do so by asking their Fellows to act on the Society's behalf and place their services at the Board's disposal. Professor Alexander Blackie William Kennedy and Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen have been requested to take on this duty, and both men have expressed their willingness to do so.
Extent1p
FormatCarbon
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA1703Kennedy; Sir; Alexander Blackie William (1847 - 1928)1847 - 1928
NA6451Roberts-Austen; Sir; William Chandler (1843 - 1902)1843 - 1902
NA8220Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); Physiologist1836 - 1907
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