|Alternative reference number||NLB/27 p286|
|Title||Copy letter from Alfred Bray Kempe, to Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Fellow of the Royal Society|
|Date||6 October 1903|
|Description||Harrison 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.
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8247||Lankester; Sir; Edwin Ray (1847 - 1929)||1847 - 1929|
|NA6638||Kempe; Sir; Alfred Bray (1849 - 1922)||1849 - 1922|