Reference numberNLB/17/763
Alternative reference numberNLB/17 p481-484
TitleCopy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to General-Major M A Rykatcheff, Observatoire Physique Central, St Petersburg
Date16 December 1898
DescriptionReplies to the queries in Rykatcheff's letter of the 8th. The International Catalogue Conference left it to the members of the provisional International Committee to nominate representatives to the two vacant seats. They could not nominate a Russian unless the Russian Government express its willingness to take part in the discussion. Discusses steps taken to secure a Russian for the provisional Committee and explains that the Society is anxious for such a representative.

The appointment of a delegate will not involve the Russian Government in any financial responsibility and will not commit them to the scheme. Briefly discusses funding should the scheme be carried out.

Thinks it very desirable that a personal conference should take place between some of the members of the Observatoire Physique Central and some of the members of the International Committee. Discusses possible arrangements for this.

Discusses a probable meeting of the federation of Academies in Munich next Spring and arrangements that would need to be made for this such as the nomination of representatives and a list of questions desired to bring before the meeting. Notes questions should be confined as much as possible to matters on which international cooperation is desirable; Antarctic Expeditions, geodetic and magnetic work et cetera.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
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