Reference numberNLB/17/345
Alternative reference numberNLB/17 p212
TitleCopy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Sir Andrew Noble, Sir John Wolfe Wolfe-Barrey, Professor William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, [Fellows of the Royal Society]
Date15 October 1898
DescriptionThe Treasury has written a formal letter asking the Society to undertake the management of the National Physical Laboratory, offering an endowment of £4,000 a year and £12,000 for building, fittings et cetera. It is suggested that the payments now made by the Meteorological Council to Kew cease in future.

Has reason to believe that although the question of the relation of Kew to the Meteorological Council may be open to discussion, the offer of the Government in other respects, represents the maximum sum they are likely to devote to the laboratory at present. This is considerably below the figure named by the members of the Committee and Rucker feels sure the Council would be aided in coming to a decision if the recipients would inform him whether they think that if no more can be obtained, the Society had better accept the offer.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6090Strutt; John William (1842 - 1919); 3rd Baron Rayleigh1842 - 1919
NA6421Noble; Sir; Andrew (1831 - 1915)1831 - 1915
NA6258Wolfe-Barry; Sir; John Wolfe (1836 - 1918)1836 - 1918
NA6451Roberts-Austen; Sir; William Chandler (1843 - 1902)1843 - 1902
NA7855Thorpe; Sir; Thomas Edward (1845 - 1925); chemist1845 - 1925
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