Reference numberNLB/14/29
Alternative reference numberNLB/14 p19-20
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society
Date14 December 1896
DescriptionHarrison refers to an enclosed letter from Mr Dyer in which he states he has returned the cheque drawn before the audit in favour of Mr Bent, and he has cancelled it by cutting off Evans' signature. However, as the payment has appeared in the previous year's accounts and a new cheque will have to be drawn in place of the cancelled one, they will have to make provision to avoid the amount being repeated in the accounts.

Harrison states that if Evans will endorse the enclosed Pasteur cheque, he will make another payment into the bank.

With regard to the question of warming the library, discussed the previous Thursday, Harrison has consulted Kennedy and has discovered that it is impossible to heat the library adequately with the exiting coils, without also heating the other rooms excessively. He notes that the library is eight times the cubic capacity of the Council Rooms, yet has only five coils as compared to four in the Council Room. Harrison further notes that only one of the bays has a coil in, which leaves four to which coils might be fitted, and suggests this is the most practical way to remedy the deficiency in heating, though the boiler needs to be sufficient to maintain the increased heating surface.

Harrison asks, in relation to the statement of cost of publication which he now prepares for Evans at each Council meeting, where in the list of papers he should begin for the current year. He also asks if he is to include papers for 'Proceedings of the Royal Society', which he believes has not been done previously.
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