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Reference numberNLB/18/821
Alternative reference numberNLB/18 p471-472
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor J A Ewing, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date19 May 1899
DescriptionDirected to enquire whether Ewing would be willing to accept the post of Director of the National Physical Laboratory. Send the following documents for information:
-The report of Lord Rayleigh's Commission [not enclosed]
-A copy of the evidence taken by Commission [not enclosed]
-The scheme of organization agreed upon between the Treasury and the Royal Society [not enclosed]
-A list of the Executive Committee [not enclosed]
-A copy of a letter addressed to the Executive Committee which details how the work will be inaugurated [not enclosed]
-A report of the Kew Observatory Committee [not enclosed]
-A statement as to the emoluments, duties, and conditions of tenure of office of the Director, which have been approved by the President and Council [enclosed on page 472]

The Director should command the confidence both of those interested in Science and Industry. Ewing can arrange for an interview with Vice-Chairman (Lord Rayleigh) or the members of the Executive Committee if he wishes.
Extent2p
FormatCarbon
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8053Ewing; Sir; James Alfred (1855 - 1935)1855 - 1935
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
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