Reference numberNLB/2/824
Alternative reference numberNLB/2 p406
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society
Date14 November 1888
DescriptionAsks whether they should insist on their window cleaners paying for the replacement glass for the swing window in the annex which was broken on their last visit. The Board of Trade decline to mend any windows for the Royal Society except skylights. Rix points out that the men employed are former soldiers, 'well behaved and respectable' who are likely to be poorly paid, that the company charges a very low rate, and that this is their first accident.

Rix concludes by stating that the window slipped, slammed and therefore 'broke itself'.
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