Reference numberNLB/16/460
Alternative reference numberNLB/16 p253
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor A Vassilief, Universite, Karyan, Russia
Date6 April 1898
DescriptionProfessor Meldola has sent to Harrison the letter of Vassilief relating to the proposed International Catalogue of Scientific Literature. Forwards a copy [not enclosed] of the Report of the International Conference which was held in 1896 on this subject, as well as a copy of the scheme of classification for Mathematics [not enclosed], which the Committee of the Royal Society have drawn up and put forward as a suggested system of classification to be adopted in the Catalogue. These suggestions will be considered at a further Conference, hoped to h be held later this year. The report is now being circulated through the British government to the governments of the other countries of Europse and to the delegates who were nominated by these countries. The delegate for Russia is M Stasow and copies of the report are being despatched to him this week.

Professor A R Forsyth of Cambridge has taken the principal part in drawing up the enclosed scheme for Mathematics and Harrison is sure that Forsyth would wish to know Vassilief's thoughts on the subject.
Physical descriptionManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6839Meldola; Raphael (1849 - 1915)1849 - 1915
NA6837Forsyth; Andrew Russell (1858 - 1942); mathematician1858 - 1942
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView