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Reference numberNLB/17/721
Alternative reference numberNLB/17 p457
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir Douglas Strutt Galton, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date12 December 1898
DescriptionCouncil has appointed a small Committee to carry on negotiations with the Treasury as to the National Physical Laboratory. By some oversight Galton's name was omitted, but the mistake has been rectified by the Committee itself. Hopes that Galton consents to serve. Sends Galton a copy of the original letter from Treasury and of the reply of the Royal Society thereto [not attached]. To this the Treasury has replied, conceding to all the Society's requests but asking that they should within a month state how much they wish to be included in the estimates for next year for building.

Explains why they thought it would be sufficient to ask for £5000 for building in next years estimates and Rucker was directed to inform the Treasury of this. At its first meeting the Committee also considered a draft scheme for the Government of the [National Physical] Laboratory, which is now being printed with the modifications introduced by the Committee. A copy of this will be sent to Galton.
Extent1p
FormatCarbon
Physical descriptionManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
NA3650Galton; Sir; Douglas Strutt (? 1822 - 1899)? 1822 - 1899
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