Reference numberNLB/3/662
Alternative reference numberNLB/3 p320
TitleCopy letter from Alfred H White, to the Secretary, General Post Office
Date7 August 1889
DescriptionWhite explains that the Royal Society receives copies of the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland', an octavo publication, which usually reaches the Society with their wrappers damaged as though they were tied up a second time during transit. White further notes that several numbers of the 'Proceedings' have not reached the Royal Society, and speculates that these may have become separate from their wrappers, and so he has written to ascertain if any of them are at the Post Office, before they write to the Society itself in Bisbane.

White lists the missing numbers, and states that the wrapper colour is pink.
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