Reference numberNLB/2/65
Alternative reference numberNLB/2 p52
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to H S J Maas, Consul for the Netherlands, 40 Finsbury Circus
Date3 January 1888
DescriptionResponse in the negative to a question about whether the Royal Society has ever awarded or offered a prize for the discovery of perpetual motion, with Rix noting that this is a 'widespread delusion'.
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