Reference numberNLB/52/40
Alternative reference numberNLB/52 p25
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor W M Thornton
Date27 July 1915
Description'In reply to your letter of the 24th, when Sir Charles Parsons handed in your second paper we understood him to say that it might be substituted for your earlier paper, and as the reports on the latter were unfavourable to its publication as it stood, the presentation of the second paper was considered to involve the withdrawal of the first; but it you prefer that it should be relegated to the archives and preserved here that procedure can be adopted. We can lend you both papers for the purpose of revising the second paper.'
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