Reference numberNLB/18/267
Alternative reference numberNLB/18 p147
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Lord Rayleigh, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date15 February 1899
DescriptionHas read through the Charters and found no reference to the question of the nationality of Fellows excepting the case of privileged Fellows. In the early times of the [Royal] Society no restriction was placed on the election of foreigners as ordinary Fellows. Later on Foreign Fellows were regulated by state and there is a fairly full account of the history in the Record (pp 106-108). From this it appears that Foreigners are not competent for election except as Foreign members when the special procedure provided that they are resident of the Queen's dominions.
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