Reference numberNLB/52/859
Alternative reference numberNLB/52 p487
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Ellis Thomas Powell Esquire; the Financial News, 111 Queen Victoria Street, E.C.
Date3 March 1916
DescriptionContests Ellis Thomas Powell's notion that economic science does not come within the purview of the Royal Society. Notes that while recently the Society has had few candidates, economists have been elected as Fellows in the past, citing Adam Smith and [William] Stanley Jevons as examples.
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Related records in the catalogueMC/31/154
Fellows associated with this archive
NA596Smith; Adam (1723 - 1790)1723 - 1790
NA6360Jevons; William Stanley (1835 - 1882); economist1835 - 1882
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