Reference numberNLB/36/695
Alternative reference numberNLB/36 p402
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Secretary, Western Union Telegraph Company, 7 Waterloo Place, S.W.
Date3 December 1907
DescriptionHarrison calls attention to the error whereby a cablegram addressed to Professor Michelson, care of the Secretary, Royal Society London, was placed by the Telegraph Company in an envelope addressed "care Secretary Royal Geographical Society 1 Savile Row". Not only did this 'inexcusable blunder' delay receipt of the message, but resulted in a private telegram being opened by someone other than its intended recipient. He asks for an explanation, and assurances regarding definite instructions given to all offices regarding the importance of accuracy in directing telegrams received.
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