Record

Reference numberNLB/24/448
Alternative reference numberNLB/24 p273
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to The Secretary, Board of Education, South Kensington
Date21 May 1902
DescriptionThe Secretary of State for the Colonies has called to the Royal Society's attention to the desirability of sending out a commission to the West Indies to investigate the scene of the recent volcanic eruptions. It is proposed to immediately despatch a small commission. The Colonial Office has expressed its readiness to afford the Commission every facility to carry out the study in St Vincent and the neighboring Islands. Harrison asks if the Board will provide the services of a government geologists to serve on the expedition. It is proposed that they leave next week, and return no later than July.

The Commission will act under instructions from, and will report to a Committee of the Royal Society.
Extent1p
FormatCarbon
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
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