Reference numberNLB/4/336
Alternative reference numberNLB/4 p140-143
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Marquess of Northampton [William Compton]
Date26 April 1890
DescriptionIn Weld's 'History of the Royal Society' volume two page 482, it is stated that Martin Folkes bequeathed to the Society a large cornelian seal-ring bearing the arms of the Society for the perpetual use of the President. The case belonging to this ring is still in the possession of the Society but the ring has long since been missing. It appears to have been extant at the time that Weld wrote his history and it is supposed that on the death or retirement of some gentleman holding the office of President, the executors or others acting on his behalf have classed the ring with his personal effects. Rix is instructed to write to the families of those gentlemen who were Presidents of the Society subsequent to 1847 to ascertain if the ring is still in their possession. Rix appends the arms of the Society for identification of the ring [small sketch of arms provided].
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