Reference numberNLB/20/162
Alternative reference numberNLB/20 p107-108
TitleCopy letter from Michael Foster and Arthur William Rucker, to Sir Richard Strachey, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Meteorological 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 Meteorological 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 Meteorological 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 Meteorological 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 Meteorological 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 Meteorological Council are desirable. The Royal Society ask that the Meteorological Council will nominate two members of the Committee at an early date.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
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
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