Reference numberNLB/43/425
Alternative reference numberNLB/43 p256
TitleCopy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Admiral H E Purey-Cust
Date10 January 1911
DescriptionThe enclosed letter explains itself [no enclosures]. The Royal Society informed the Board of Education some time ago, in answer to an application on behalf of Dr [Joseph] Norman Lockyer, that their funds for Eclipse Grants were already expired, but also stated that a Government ship would probably be going from Australia with the party of the Joint Eclipse Committee. Larmor infers they have availed themselves of this information.

Under these circumstances the Admiralty will doubtless instruct the Captain to hold the balance fair between the parties without requiring any formal communication such as is suggested in Major Hills' letter. Cust will see that the Committee were first in the field and are the official body that considers and arranges such work. The others are more of an individual, though experienced, expedition, with a plan of their own, and Larmor supposed bearing in whole or part their own expense.
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Access statusOpen
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NA7894Larmor; Sir; Joseph (1857 - 1942); physicist1857 - 1942
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