Reference numberNLB/22/822
Alternative reference numberNLB/22 p482
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [James] Dewar, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date25 July 1901
DescriptionHarrison does not know whether Dewar requests a reply to his recent letter, but is sending one anyway. He admits he was too free in his use of 'referred' and 'referee' in his last letter explaining the system of receiving papers for 'Proceedings [of the Royal Society]' and 'Philosophical Transactions [of the Royal Society]'. Provides Dewar with a lengthy explanation clarifying how the system works.

All steps are supposed to be strictly confidential, but Harrison does not believe it breaches confidence to tell Dewar that the abstract of his Bakerian Lecture paper was passed through at once by the Secretary and Chairman, and his paper written with Liveing was put to the Committee as the Chairman was ill. Explains that the action on any paper is taken as the case arises, but all 'Philosophical Transactions [of the Royal Society]' papers have to be referred under Standing Orders.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5870Dewar; Sir; James (1842 - 1923)1842 - 1923
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