Reference numberNLB/52/543
Alternative reference numberNLB/52 p309
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to J. Newton Friend Esquire of the Victoria Institute Science and Technical Schools; Sansome Walk, Worcester
Date10 January 1916
DescriptionInforms J. Newton Friend Esquire that the Royal Society has no power to obtain a commission in a scientific capacity in the army. The Society is simply forming a list of qualified men who are available for the prosecution of war.
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