Reference numberNLB/27/480
Alternative reference numberNLB/27 p286
TitleCopy letter from Alfred Bray Kempe, to Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date6 October 1903
DescriptionHarrison has shown Kempe the correspondence about Miss Woodward's bill for drawing Dr Andrew's illustrations and Kempe discussed the matter with the President [William Huggins] and [Joseph] Larmor. They all agree it would ne introducing a 'dangerous precedent' if the Society were to allow to an author expenses incurred by them in preparing a paper for presentation to the Society, as part of the ordinary cost of publication, and that it would be a still more dangerous precedent to allow an author to run up a bill without the Society knowing anything at all about it, and to have it sent to the Society for payment.

The expenses of the 'Philosophical Transactions [of the Royal Society]' and the 'Proceedings [of the Royal Society]' are increasing to such an extent as to cause serious anxiety.

There may be cases in which the preparation of drawings for a paper which it is proposed to present to the Society, in which a grant might be made from the Donation or Publication Fund and the Officers will consider whether they can ask the Council to make such a grant in the present case.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8247Lankester; Sir; Edwin Ray (1847 - 1929)1847 - 1929
NA6638Kempe; Sir; Alfred Bray (1849 - 1922)1849 - 1922
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