Reference numberNLB/2/988
Alternative reference numberNLB/2 p480
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Evans, Treasurer, the Royal Society
Date21 January 1889
DescriptionRix enquires about the request from Michael Foster that they print for use by the Statute Committee a translation of the Royal Society charters. He notes that as there are three charters amounting to 40 pages, he does not know how the time for translation will be found, and states that the cost of commissioning a translater would be eight pounds. Rix proposes offering his brother, scholar of Queen's College and Latin tutor for the Civil Service, five pounds to undertake the work. The alternative being to stop the 'Catalogue of Scientific Papers' for a couple of days, and ask Mr Holt to translate them, though that would require further revisions and checks.

Rix encloses the slips of books which Mr Bonney set aside for disposal in addition to those selected by Evans. If the slips will do for Evans as well as the books, they can deal with the batch next Thursday if he informs Rix of his decisions about them and returns the slips. This will allow them to be sorted into lots for the 'Antiquaries' in time for Thursday's meeting. Rix finally states that the Treasury declines to print the 'Catalogue of Scientific Papers' but have given 1000 pounds towards it, and so he suggests printing it by subscription.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1686Evans; Sir; John (1823 - 1908)1823 - 1908
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView