|Alternative reference number||NLB/17 p496|
|Title||Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Mr Turner|
|Date||19 December 1898|
|Description||Rucker must confess that it appears that the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee rules cause a good deal of unnecessary friction, almost certainly resulting from an attempt to have an absolute cast-iron system which is to be applied with equal severity to a [?] like Shackleton as to a veteran like Lockyer. It strikes an outsider as being anomalous that while a formal debate on the eclipse may take place at Bristol, a mere note such as Lockyer's calls forth protests in London. |
Notes the President and Council wish to consider the whole question of Government Grants to Eclipse parties, before another grant is made.
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|NA6673||Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)||1848 - 1915|