|Description||Takes it that he authorises printing of the paper by Crookes in the 'Proceedings [of the Royal Society]' for historical reasons. Crookes had already somewhat altered it in the direction Schuster suggests before he saw it. He will doubtless reference Goldstein. Thinks it better for him to express his views about the dark space and about secondary residuation in his own way. There is a good paper from Poynting's laboratory on the dark space now in press. |
There is a Seismology Committee in existence which holds all the strings. Understands Turner is to be Chairman. Doubts if Geikie knows what it will be for, and the correspondent [a Secretary] can see the two Committees rapidly reaching an impasse. A meeting could be called by Schuster in future. Council sent the astronomical part of his report to the Royal Astronomical Society for advice, and they thought to send the meteorological part to the Meteorological Office.
Notice has been given by Council to consider the appointment of a general committee to take up International Association business on 24 January, but the correspondent does not see that they can be chosen with a view mainly to meteorology. Schuster's views are welcome. Physics Committee have on record a resolution that they are not to be summoned unless there is substantial business. There is no friction. It rests with Schuster whether to call a meeting. There may be substantial business to discuss soon,.