Reference numberNLB/3/544
Alternative reference numberNLB/3 p278
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Fellow of the Royal Society, 42 Halfmoon Street
Date8 July 1889
DescriptionRix states that they have no direct means of establishing the value of the Royal Medal, because the bills do not come to the Royal Society as they do for the other medals. Professor James Joseph Sylvester sold his Royal Medal, and Lord Rayleigh was making enquiries on behalf of the Fellows as to its value around a year ago. Rix notes he might like to ask these gentlemen for more information, but suggests the valuation of Johnson, Matthey & Company may be taken as reliable, as most of their Fellows sold their medals to that firm. The market price of gold will of course affect the valuation.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA8247Lankester; Sir; Edwin Ray (1847 - 1929); zoologist1847 - 1929
NA2893Sylvester; James Joseph (1814 - 1897)1814 - 1897
NA6090Strutt; John William (1842 - 1919); 3rd Baron Rayleigh1842 - 1919
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