Reference numberNLB/50/396
Alternative reference numberNLB/50 p231
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Francis Darwin, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date3 July 1914
DescriptionA copy of Bose's paper is being sent to him. As to the Sorby Fellowship, the Committee did not quite reach a final conclusion. They only got so far as deciding to award the Fellowship to Mr Lightfoot, subject to sufficient evidence being furnished as to his capacity for research, feeling that they did not have enough information before them to award such a valuable prize definitely, and they are going to meet again on 17 July to consider more information.

With regard to the surplus of the Darwin Fund, Harrison is afraid that Professor MacBride may have given a rather expnaisve version of the situation in respect of the position of the sectional committees, so Harrison is sending a minute of Counil [no enclosures]. The only question in Harrison's mind is a technical one as to how far the resolution of Council of 1910 confers the initiative on the two Committees; but considering that the Council has done nothing itself in four years, the initiative must come from somewhere, and the expression 'on the advice of the Committees' does not seem to preclude that advice being spontaneous.

He will see that the two Committees have to meet jointly to make recommendations to the Council, and by the end of October the balance available for expenditure under these resolutions will probably be between £500 and £550.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8197Darwin; Sir; Francis (1848 - 1925)1848 - 1925
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