Record

Reference numberNLB/30/289
Alternative reference numberNLB/30 p173-174
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Edwin Ray Lankester, [Fellow of the Royal Society]
Date27 February 1905
DescriptionThe Society has at last heard from the Colonial and Foreign Office regarding the proposed conference on Sleeping Sickness. The Society is writing to the Foreign Office that they suggest the meeting be held there, any day except Thursday, before 15 March.

[David] Bruce writes that as C J Martin is going to India on plague business it would be well if the Society had another bacteriologist in his place on the Malta-Fever sub-committee. Bruce suggests Dr Eyre, bacteriologist at Gray's Hospital. If Lankester agrees Eyre can be summoned to the next Malta-Fever sub-committee.

Lankester will today have received as referee the manuscript of a paper by Bastian. Thinks considering the age and standing of the author he is entitled to some consideration from the Society, even if the paper is nonsense. Harrison would allow the paper to be read and leave it as usual to the Committee to decide whether or not it should be printed. Does not agree with Weldon that it would be a 'misfortune for the Society' if this paper were read.
Extent2p
FormatCarbon
Physical descriptionManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6174Geikie; Sir; Archibald (1835 - 1924)1835 - 1924
NA8247Lankester; Sir; Edwin Ray (1847 - 1929)1847 - 1929
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



    CONTACT US

    + 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

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

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView