|Alternative reference number
|Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Robarts, Lubbock & Company, 15 Lombard Street, E.C.
|2 December 1890
|Sir George Gabriel Stokes has retired from the presidency of the Royal Society and yesterday Sir William Thomson was elected president in his place. It will be necessary for the Messrs to take note of Thomson's enclosed signature as it countersigns all cheques paid from the Government Grant.