Reference numberNLB/17/485
Alternative reference numberNLB/17 p313
TitleCopy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to the members of the National Physical Laboratory Committee as nominated
Date4 November 1898
DescriptionForwards a copy of the report of Lord Rayeligh's Committee on the establishment of a National Physical Laboratory and also a copy of a letter on the subject from the Treasury to the President [Joseph Lister, no enclosures]. The Council are prepared to accept the superintendence of the laboratory and a draft letter to Her Majesty's Government on the subject is under consideration. It is thought that further negotiations with the Treasury and communications with the Kew Observatory Committee can best be carried out by a small Committee.

Council has appointed the following as members of this Committee; Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Sir Andrew Noble, Sir J Wolfe-Barry, Professor [Robert Bellamy] Clifton, Mr Kempe, Professor J J Thomson and Francis Galton, Chairman of the Kew Observatory Committee. Hopes the recipients will consent to serve on the Committee.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
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
NA8288Thomson; Sir; Joseph John (1856 - 1940); physicist1856 - 1940
NA7708Galton; Sir; Francis (1822 - 1911); statistician, human geneticist and eugenicist1822 - 1911
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