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Reference numberNLB/25/320
Alternative reference numberNLB/25 p320
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Chandler Roberts-Austen, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date16 October 1902
DescriptionThey have found in the Principia the originals of the figures given on the reverse of the Royal Medal, but Harrison has shown Austen's questions to Dr [Joseph] Larmor, who was in this morning, and Larmor thinks the die had better remain as it is so far as the figures are concerned. The outside planet on the solar system figure is meant for Saturn and Larmor thinks the dots are really intended for lines representing the section of the planets ring, and not satellites. Larmor thinks thinks this should be left as it is. Regarding the reverse in general, Larmor thinks there is a general consensus of opinion that it is very ugly, and suggests Harrison consult Austen as to the possibility of improving it. For instance the great depth of the rim helps to give the medal a very heavy appearance.

Would be glad to hear about the Dinner Committee.
Extent1p
FormatCarbon
Physical descriptionManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6451Roberts-Austen; Sir; William Chandler (1843 - 1902)1843 - 1902
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