Reference numberNLB/3/122
Alternative reference numberNLB/3 p76
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Secretary, General Post Office
Date20 March 1889
DescriptionWith reference to their communication number 60988, Rix is pleased to inform them that the parcel in question has recently arrived at the Royal Society and, as suspected, had been wrongly addressed to the Royal Philosophical Society. It eventually reached the Royal Instution, and was sent on to the Royal Society.

Rix apologises for having put their officers to such trouble on a matter which was not their fault.
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