Record

Reference numberNLB/20/298
Alternative reference numberNLB/20 p185-187
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir Thomas Henry Sanderson, Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Office, S.W.
Date13 March 1900
DescriptionUnder the direction of the Royal Society and Royal Astronomical Society, Expeditions will be sent to Spain, Portugal and Algiers to observe the total solar eclipse on 28 May. Details sites selected for observes and notes leave should be obtained from the French, Spanish and Portuguese Government for the observers and probably some of the crew of a man-of-war to land. It would also be advantageous if instruments and equipment could be landed free of duty and if the local authorities could provide assistance by ensuring there are no hindrances to the observing parties. The President and Council hope Her Majesty's Government will take steps to secure such privileges.
Extent3p
FormatCarbon
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
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