Reference numberNLB/39/793
Alternative reference numberNLB/39 p490
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] Joly, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date18 March 1909
Description'Dear Professor Joly,
I was ill in bed when your letter of the 13th arrived, but I have consulted Professor Larmor upon it, and he agrees that it would be very desirable to have a portrait of Mr Wilson attached to his obituary notice provided it involves no expense to the Society. You will understand that if we established a precedent of furnishing a portrait with obituary notices, it would be difficult to withhold it in any case that arose.'
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA824Joly; John (1857 - 1933)1857 - 1933
NA7894Larmor; Sir; Joseph (1857 - 1942); physicist1857 - 1942
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