Reference numberNLB/45/573
Alternative reference numberNLB/45 p345 - 247
TitleCopy letter from Joseph Larmor to the 'Most Notable the Marquis of Crewe KG, Secretary of State for India'
Date27 March 1912
DescriptionLarmor has been directed by the President and Council of the Royal Society to request the Secretary of Sate for India's consideration of the recent reduction of the scientific staff of the Meteorological Department in India, and the injury to the efficiency of that service that is certain to ensue.
Larmor discusses that background to this reduction, including the retirement of Sir John Elliot from the office of the Meteorological Reporter and circumstances that have led recently to a large diversion to other duties of the expert scientific staff.
The President and Council having reason to believe that the scientific foundation of the Meteorological service had thus come in to an unstable and critical condition, submitted the subject for the advice of their Observatories Committee and Larmor communicates hat reply - a recommendation that another permanent Assistant of high scientific qualifications be appointed..
Larmor states that the President and Council have considered and adopted this resolution.
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