Reference numberNLB/3/843
Alternative reference numberNLB/3 p393
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to Alfred Bache, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 19 Victoria Street
Date22 October 1889
DescriptionRix explains that the Annual Contribution of the Royal Society was four pounds a year, but this has since betwen reduced to three pounds. The cost of Life Composition has, however, remained at 60 pounds. He further explains that the rate of life composition is bound to vary between societies, depending on whether their members are elected when they are elderly or young. As a consequence, the Society keeps a register of ages at death to consider when setting their charges.
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