|Alternative reference number||NLB/23/2 p253|
|Title||Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to The Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Office|
|Date||12 December 1902|
|Description||Their letter has been carefully considered by the President and Council, and they have consulted the Meteorological and Aeronautical Societies and the Meteorological Council. The investigation of the upper air is undoubtedly of great scientific importance, and observations carried out in the British Isles and India would have exceptional interest. The main problem is funding. An annual expenditure of £500 is needed. |
The attitude of the Royal Society is dependent upon whether H M Treasury is prepared to make a grant to defray the expenses of the suggested investigations. The Royal Society are in contact with the Meteorological Council to approach the Treasury. The importance of the investigations has been impressed upon the Indian Government.
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|NA8220||Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); Physiologist||1836 - 1907|