Reference numberNLB/3/529
Alternative reference numberNLB/3 p272
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Edward Albert Schafer, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date4 July 1889
DescriptionRix states that, as Schafer knows, Mr France's papers have both been voted for 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society' and are being put in hand. With regard to the figures, and having consulted with Royal Society Fellows, Rix has been assured that Waterlow & Sons are the best firm for photographic reproduction.

He has tested this with a photograph by Professor Dr William Huggins of the fine terminals of the spectra, and reports that Huggins thought it satisfactory for such a difficult subject. Rix encloses a sample of this image, and asks whether he should send Mr France's to be done by Waterlow too, and if not, what other firm he should use as the photo-mechanical firm no longer exists.

Rix assumes the figures in the text may be woodcuts, with the red and blue tints represented by distinctive shading.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8017Sharpey-Schafer; Sir; Edward Albert (1850 - 1935)1850 - 1935
NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
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


    + 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 to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView