Reference numberNLB/41/270
Alternative reference numberNLB/41 p176-177
TitleCopy letter from John Rose Bradford, to Professor Adam Sedgwick, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date10 November 1909
DescriptionIn response to Sedgwick's letter of 7 November, Bradford states that the letter to which Sedgwick refers, signed by Professor Hickson, Bourne, and himself, was read to Council on 8 July, and it was resolved that the documents bearing on the subject should be placed in the hands of the President, as the Royal Society's representative on the Body of Trustees of the British Museum. The President communicated with the authorities of the British Museum at Bloomsbury and South Kensington, and examined Statutes, and found nothing that would affect the freedom of action of the Director of the Natural History Museum in regard to the scientific arrangements of the institution placed in his charge.

The friction between the two heads did not arise from regulations, but from personal character. As a new Director has been appointed, and relations are amicable, it appears all future conduct will be satisfactory. The Royal Society therefore does not need to move for an enquiry on behalf of the Government.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1395Bradford; Sir; John Rose (1863 - 1935); physician and physiologist1863 - 1935
NA6841Sedgwick; Adam (1854 - 1913)1854 - 1913
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