|Description||Rix reports that, having investigated the matter of the Croonian Lecture cheque, he believes that matters are not as bad as they had appeared. |
Ward's lecture was unusually early, having been delivered in February instead of June, and the money was not due to the Royal Society until the following December, and, in fact, they have not yet received it. As it is more than four months overdue, Rix will investigate what the difficulty is, suggesting that it will lay somewhere in the hands of the lawyers and councils of institutions that it has to filter through before reaching the Society. Rix is confident that he will shortly be able to draw the cheque for Ward.