Reference numberNLB/13/21
Alternative reference numberNLB/13 p11
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society
Date29 May 1896
DescriptionAsks for Foster's instructions regarding the following matters.

Inclosed is Professor [Edward Albert Sharpey-]Schafer's explanation of his postponement of the Committee, but Harrison has told Schafer that the day of the Soirée is impossible.

The refreshment Sub-Committee is summoned to meet next Monday at 4.30 and consists of the Treasurer [John Evans], Professor [William Chandler] Roberts-Austen and Mr [William Henry] Preece. Harrison would have assumed that Foster was ex-officio on all Committees, but that does not seem an established principal.

A letter from the Admiralty gives particulars of the dates when a ship of the Training Squadron will convey the party of observers for the eclipse to Vadso and Harrison is communicating this to Professor [Herbert Hall] Turner.

Asks if Foster objects to his sending a note on the International Catalogue Conference as to the dinner, reception and date to the 'Times', 'Nature' and the 'Ahenaeum'. [No attachments].
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA8220Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); physiologist1836 - 1907
NA8017Sharpey-Schafer; Sir; Edward Albert (1850 - 1935)1850 - 1935
NA1686Evans; Sir; John (1823 - 1908)1823 - 1908
NA6451Roberts-Austen; Sir; William Chandler (1843 - 1902)1843 - 1902
NA8011Preece; Sir; William Henry (1834 - 1913)1834 - 1913
NA1105Turner; Herbert Hall (1861 - 1930); astronomer and seismologist1861 - 1930
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