Record

Reference numberNLB/20/162
Alternative reference numberNLB/20 p107-108
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Michael Foster and Arthur William Rucker, to Sir Richard Strachey, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Meterological Council
Date19 February 1900
DescriptionStrachey's letter of the 14th February has been considered by the President and Council, who note that Strachey says that the additional member of the Meterological Council is required only to complete the legal number of members of the Corporation, and an addition to their number is not desired for other reasons by the Members of the Meterological Council. The President and Council find the legal obligation to appoint a seventh member of the Corporation is not operative for six months from the time at which the number of Members falls below seven. The President and Council therefore think it best to defer appointing the additional member until they have had an opportunity of discussing further with the Meterological Council what is the best course to be pursued.

To this end it was resolved to appoint a Committee consisting of the Officers, two members to be nominated by the Meterological Council, the Astronomer Royal, Professor Schuster, Professor J J Thomson, Mr G J Symons, and Mr W N Shaw, to consider whether any changes in the constitution and duties of the Meterological Council are desirable. The Royal Society ask that the Meterological Council will nominate two members of the Committee at an early date.
Extent2p
FormatCarbon
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA3799Strachey; Sir; Richard (1817 - 1908)1817 - 1908
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
NA6483Schuster; Sir; Arthur (1851 - 1934)1851 - 1934
NA8288Thomson; Sir; Joseph John (1856 - 1940); physicist1856 - 1940
NA6485Symons; George James (1838 - 1900)1838 - 1900
NA7142Shaw; Sir; William Napier (1854 - 1945)1854 - 1945
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



    CONTACT US

    + 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

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

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView