Reference numberNLB/14/430
Alternative reference numberNLB/14 p241
TitleCopy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor [James] Dewar, [Fellow of the Royal Society]
Date10 March 1897
DescriptionThe Council have decided that a discussion meeting of the Royal Society shall be held on 25th March on the spectroscopic evidence as to the chemical constitution of the stars. The discussion will be opened by Professor [Joseph Norman] Lockyer, who will make a communication 'On the Chemistry of the Hottest Stars'. This paper will be circulated before the meeting, but Harrison thinks it desirable to send Dewar at once a typewritten copy of the first part [not attached].

Rucker is directed to express the hope that Dewar till take part in the discussion and to draw Dewar's attention to Standing Order nine. If Dewar intends to take part it would be convenient if Dewar could inform Rucker before hand.

[Copy letter annotated with the following names, to whom this letter was presumably also sent: Professor Thomson, Dr William Huggins, Captain Abney, William Crookes, Professor Arthur Schuster, Sir George Gabriel Stokes, George Johnstone Stoney, Frank McClean, and Professor George Downing Liveing].
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA5870Dewar; Sir; James (1842 - 1923)1842 - 1923
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
NA6349Lockyer; Sir; Joseph Norman (1836 - 1920)1836 - 1920
NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
NA8188Crookes; Sir; William (1832 - 1919); chemist1832 - 1919
NA6483Schuster; Sir; Arthur (1851 - 1934)1851 - 1934
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
NA8284Stoney; George Johnstone (1826 - 1911)1826 - 1911
NA1432McClean; Frank (1837 - 1904)1837 - 1904
NA1468Liveing; George Downing (1827 - 1924)1827 - 1924
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