Reference numberNLB/39/48
Alternative reference numberNLB/39 p32
TitleCopy letter from Archibald Geikie to The Under Secretary of State, Home Office
DescriptionPilkington Bros' could not see a way to accede the give a Committee of the Royal Society facilitates to investigate a disease of the eye frequent among glass workers.
The Committee in a recent report to the Council of the Society have called attention to how important for their purposes of having these data, and Harrison asks on behalf of the President and Council for a reconsideration of Pilington Bros' earlier decision . The investigations are purely scientific, and directed entirely to the elucidation of the disease. In these circumstances will Pilkington Bros' permit a small deputation of the Committee to visit their works for the purpose of observing the effect upon the eye, of the processes peculiar to the manufacture of plate glass.
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NA6174Geikie; Sir; Archibald (1835 - 1924)1835 - 1924
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