Reference numberNLB/40/148
Alternative reference numberNLB/40/ p88
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to M le General N Artamonoff, Chief of the Topographic Section of the Etat-Major, St Petersburg
Date24 April 1909
DescriptionHarrison acknowledges receipt of Artamonoff's letter relating to the two and a half metre standards which his department lent for the purpose of the measurement of an arc of meridian in Africa. Harrison expresses extreme regret with which the Royal Society learns of the damaged condition in which the apparatus has arrived in St Petersburg, and assures Artamonoff that enquires have been made and that further communication will be sent.
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