Reference numberNLB/17/386
Alternative reference numberNLB/17 p241-243
TitleCopy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleeff, Foreign Member, Royal Society, 19 Zabalkansky, St Petersburg
Date20 October 1898
DescriptionSends three copies of the acta of the International Conference on the Catalogue of Scientific Literature, by book post. Each of the delegates to the conference undertook to make arrangements in his own country for the establishment of committees to discuss the scheme already proposed by the Royal Society, to propose amendments to it, and to send in their reports to the Society within six months. The reports will be considered by the International Committee, which is to prepare the final scheme within nine months.

Two vacant places were reserved on the International Committee in the hopes that they would be filled by representatives of Russia and Italy and the Society will shortly ask the Foreign Office to request the Russian Government to nominate a member of the committee. Asks if Mendeleeff will do what he can to interest the Russian Government in the matter and secure a favorable reply.

Sends three copies of the report of the Royal Society considered at the conference. Nearly all the details therein proposed are subject to revision by the Committee and the Society desires a Russian member to assist in the revision. Draws special attention to the proposals regarding language.

[No enclosures present].
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
NA4343Mendeleeff; Dmitri Ivanovich (1834 - 1907)1834 - 1907
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