Reference numberNLB/51/411
Alternative reference numberNLB/51 p261
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor Arthur Smithells FRS
Date15 March 1915
Description'The arrangements about the deputation to the Prime Minister have so far not passed through my hands, as I have been away ill for a month; but from the notes I have collected I understand that the deputation is to consist of the Drafting Committee, of whom you are one plus Sir Henry Roscoe and PRofessor W H Perkin and the Presidents of the Societies of Chemical Industry and Public Analysts and the Institute of Chemistry.
The Prime Minister being unable to attend to the matter himself has asked the President of the Board of Trade to receive the deputation and we are awaiting his convenience; but I see by the papers that he is laid up, so I suppose the matter will be developed somewhat.
You will received a notice directly anything is settled.'
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NA1350Smithells; Arthur (1860 - 1939)1860 - 1939
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