Reference numberNLB/50/716
Alternative reference numberNLB/50 p433
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr [Peter Chalmers] Mitchell, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date20 October 1914
DescriptionIs sorry to hear that he cannot come to the Catalogue Committee tomorrow. Thinks everyone agrees in the undesirability of breaking off undertaking actually in progress if it can be avoided, but in the case of the Royal Society's catalogue the situation is that there is absolutely no money for carrying it on. Money specially contributed for this purpose, to the amount of £20,000 has been spent during the past twelve years upon the work of preparing the material, and so far only one volume of the Author's Catalogue and sundry odd volumes of Index have been published. The Treasurer does not know where the money is to come from, especially considering the sums spent on the International Catalogue, which it all appearances must come to a stop owing to the [First World] war.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1851Mitchell; Sir; Peter Chalmers (1864 - 1945); zoologist1864 - 1945
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