Reference numberNLB/42/117
Alternative reference numberNLB/42 p72
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Joseph Thorp, 15 Prince of Wales Mansions, Battersea Park, SW
Date6 April 1910
Description'Dear Sir,
In reply to your letter of the 5th instant, the Royal Society cannot be regarded as in the nature of philanthropic society, the only work of that kind it undertakes being the administration of a Scientific Relief Fund, which is a benevolent fund for the assistance of scientific men or their families in distress.'
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