|Alternative reference number||NLB/19 p476|
|Title||Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society|
|Date||3 January 1900|
|Description||Some time ago [Joseph] Lister wrote to Rucker introducing a Mr Thelwall who wished to make a communication to the Society and asking for Foster's advice. Rucker replied to the President and Thelwall that he very much disliked giving opinions to strangers on these communications.|
Rucker told Thelwall that if he sent in his paper it should be dealt with in the ordinary manner, but it must be communicated by a Fellow, and that if he did not know anyone, Rucker would communicate the paper pro forma on the strength of the President's introduction.
Rucker has read the paper and written a report on it but as he is also the communicator he queries if another opinion should be sought. Queries if Foster will give his opinion and if not suggests Dr [William] Pole, or failing him, [John Henry] Poynting.
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA6673||Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)||1848 - 1915|
|NA6347||Foster; George Carey (1835 - 1919); physicist||1835 - 1919|
|NA8271||Pole; William (1814 - 1900)||1814 - 1900|
|NA7852||Poynting; John Henry (1852 - 1914)||1852 - 1914|
|NA8069||Lister; Joseph (1827 - 1912); 1st Baron Lister of Lyme Regis||1827 - 1912|