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Reference numberNLB/22/673
Alternative reference numberNLB/22 p396
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Arthur [William] Rucker, to Sir David Gill, Fellow of the Royal Society [incomplete]
Date24 June 1901
DescriptionRucker has been away on sick leave from Christmas to April, and only attended the first two days of the Paris Meeting. Gill's proposal has been received. The only criticism directed against it was that it was a very large plan, and that it might be better to undertake a small portion and continue the geodetic with magnetic, gravitational and geological observations.

Rucker pointed out the importance of the commentary with the Russian meridian and that Beattie and Morrison are making a magnetic survey of the Cape. This was accepted and the resolution on page 45 was passed unanimously. Adds a postscript explaining he did not see the report on page 25 in its final form, but supposes there is no harm in the suggestion.
Extent1p
FormatCarbon
Physical descriptionManuscript, faded
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6673Rucker; Sir; Arthur William (1848 - 1915)1848 - 1915
NA6654Gill; Sir; David (1843 - 1914); Astronomer1843 - 1914
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