Reference numberNLB/23/1/149
Alternative reference numberNLB/23/1 p87-88
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Alfred Bray Kempe, Treasurer, Royal Society
Date2 October 1901
DescriptionHad waited to write to Kempe until he had the matter of the Funafuti drawings settled. After communicating with Professor [Thomas George] Bonney, Harrison has paid the cheque for £215 to the Bank of New Zealand and has obtained the bill of lading et cetera, which he has sent to the shipping company with a request to deliver the plates to the Society. Bonney shared with Harrison considerable resentment at the manner in which the transaction has been carried through; namely by drawing a bill on the Society in favour of the bank and forwarding them the documents. Bonney has written strongly to Professor Edgeworth David on the matter.

Harrison thinks a grant will ultimately have to be made to the Coral Reef Committee to cover the expense of producing this monograph: the resolution of Council authorizing its production, being in the form of an authority to the Coral Reef Committee to prepare the monograph; and it will rest with Kempe when he returns to determine on which fund to make a claim for this grant. A previous expenditure of £116 on this monograph was met by a direct grant from the Donation Fund this year.
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