Reference numberNLB/51/391
Alternative reference numberNLB/51 p250
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir William Abney KCB, FRS, Spa Hotel, Bath
Date10 March 1915
Description'Some little time ago the Home Office wrote to ask how the Glass worker's cataract work was getting on, and I understand that the work of the Cambridge men is now completed, and ready to be reported. The Secretaries here therefore think it is very desirable that a reply should be sent to the Home Office as soon as possible, and to that end, that a meeting of the Committee should be held at an early date. It is practicable for you to come up to town for a meeting soon, and if so will you propose a date? I think a Wednesday would be most generally convenient. If you cannot come up, would you consent to a meeting being held in your absence, and send your own views on the situation in writing.
I hope your presence at Bath does not mean that your old enemy has got a worse grip of you. I am ashamed to say that I have been off duty for a month as the result of a severe attack of influenza, and am not going very strong yet. I hoped I had got pickled, as I have not been attacked for more that 5 years, but it caught me this time my thirteenth or fourteenth attack.'
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