|Alternative reference number||NLB/5 p125|
|Title||Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Thomson, President of the Royal Society, 137 Ebury Street|
|Date||15 May 1891|
|Description||Rix forwards letters for Thomson, which were placed on the mantelshelf the previous day; he regrets that he did not notice until that morning that they had not been taken. |
He also notes that a letter arrived that morning from the Admiralty, addressed to Thomson, asking for a suggestion to steady the compasses in a certain vessel. Rix will assume it is official and reserve until the next Council day unless he hears otherwise. He has also ordered the printers to send Thomson a new proof in the course of that day.