Reference numberNLB/5/474
Alternative reference numberNLB/5 p183
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Gilbert, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date24 June 1891
DescriptionRix is instructed to inform Gilbert that his request, on behalf of himself and Sir J B Lawes, to purchase certain parts of 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society' at a reduced price, was considered at the previous week's meeting of Council. The decision was to allow Gilbert to purchase up to 75 copies of 'Philosophical Transactions' 1859, part 2 at 12 shillings and six pence, and up to 100 copies of 1861 part 2 at seven shillings and six pence. If Gilbert decides to purchase them, he should inform Rix whether he prefers them in sheets or stitched.
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