Reference numberNLB/16/256
Alternative reference numberNLB/16 p133-135
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Secretary to H.M. Treasury, Whitehall, S.W.
Date2 March 1898
DescriptionHave received a number of applications for presentation of copies of the "Challenger" reports and been considered by the "Challenger" Committee. The Committee recommends that a complete set be presented to the library of the Admiralty at St Petersburg. Regarding the application from the Library of the Faculte des Sciences (Sorbonne) of the Universite of Paris, the Royal Society has also received an application from Yves Delage, Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy in the same Faculte.

The Committee find that the application from Delage is distinct from that of the Universite transmitted through the French Embassy. The Committee recommend the gift of all volumes still available (except volumes IX, XVIII and XXVIII) to the library of the laboratory of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy. This is not a personal gift to Delage but to the library. The library of the Universite should be presented with either a complete set or the volumes remaining in stock outside the reserve.

The remaining applications are not important enough and the Committee have arranged them in categories according to the number of copies at present in stock at the Stationery Office, as set in the enclosed list [enclosed (below)- see p135 ].

Applications for copies of the "Challenger" reports arranged according to categories:
Cape Town: South African Museum
Copenhagen: Danske Biologiske Station
Ghent: Natural History Society
Helsingfors: Universitetet
New York: American Geographical Society
Paris: Laboratoire de Zoologie, Anatomie des Sciences
Trondhjem: Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab
Baroda: State Natural History Museum
Borneo: The Sarawak Museum
Hanover: Deutsche Seefischereiverein
Louvain: Institut Zoologique
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society
St. Petersburg: Imperial Public Library
Seattle: University of Washington State
Sheffield: Public Museum
Montrose, N.B.: Antiquarian Society
Captain Havergal
W.J. Spry
Brisbane: The Meteorological Department of Queensland
Professor Paul Pelseneer
Professor Johann Walther
Professor Paul Pelseneer
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