Reference numberNLB/16/459
Alternative reference numberNLB/16 p252
TitleCopy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison], to Dr Michael Foster
Date6 April 1898
DescriptionEncloses a letter from Sir J [Taylor] [not enclosed].

The Eclipse quarrel leads to many embarassments. Harrison will not let the accounts which were read last Thursday go beyond the proof stage at present and will wait for consideration by Foster and Professor [Arthur William] Rucker. The Soiree's Sub-Committee (mainly through the Chairman, Professor Roberts-Austen) yesterday decided that Sir [Joseph Norman] Lockyer should be asked to give a demonstration of the Eclipse photographs at the May Soiree although Harrison tried to point out that it may cause difficulties.

There are two letters for Professor Rucker, from Professor Turner and Captain Hills, both protesting against the publication of the partial reports given last week.
Physical descriptionManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
NA6349Lockyer; Sir; Joseph Norman (1836 - 1920)1836 - 1920
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