Reference numberNLB/45/365
Alternative reference numberNLB/45 p218
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William] W [Watson] Cheyne, Bart, CB, FRS
Date23 February 1912
Description'In answer to your enquiry in connection with the obituary notice of Lord Lister, the length of such notices is entirely at the discretion of the Fellows who are kin enough to undertake to furnish them.
In the case of part Presidents there is no limit to the length the biography may extend to, and especially in such an important life as Lord Lister's it must be a matter for the judgement of the Author, according to the amount of matter in his hands.
The time also is governed by your own convenience. Perhaps a couple of months hence would be as soon as we could expect it. It is also assumed that the notice will be illustrated by two of three portraits, in the selection of which you will perhaps like to place yourself in communication with the family of Lord Lister.'
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueMC/27/62
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1316Cheyne; Sir; William Watson (1852 - 1932); bacteriologist and surgeon1852 - 1932
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView