Record

Reference numberNLB/53
Alternative reference numberNLB/53
LevelFile
TitleNew Letter Book volume 53, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration
Date9 March 1916-10 January 1917
DescriptionNew Letter Book volume 53 containing carbon copies of outgoing Royal Society correspondence. Subjects are general administrative, including material on committees, refereeing and printing of papers and other annual routines. Volume 53 also covers the subject of the First World War.

Primary authors: Assistant Secretary, Robert William Frederick Harrison; Secretary, William Bate Hardy; Secretary, Dr. Arthur Schuster; Treasurer, Alfred Bray Kempe.

Primary recipients: Hugh Longbourne Callendar; Coutts and Company; John Stanley Gardiner; Harrison & Sons; Edward Bagnall Poulton; Sir William Napier Shaw; Alfred North Whitehead.

Contains alphabetical index of letter recipients referring to the page on which the letter is to be found, but not to the individual letter.
Extent516p comprising 808 letters
FormatCarbon
Manuscript
Physical descriptionHalf-bound in brown leather, brown cloth binding. The binding is sound, but the spine is slightly affected by red rot.
DimensionsHeight 44(cm), width 29(cm).
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsCurrently not available due to conservation being carried out, expected return by Aug 2021
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA5307Callendar; Hugh Longbourne (1863 - 1930)1863 - 1930
NA8234Hardy; Sir; William Bate (1864 - 1934)1864 - 1934
NA1149Gardiner; John Stanley (1872 - 1946)1872 - 1946
NA6974Poulton; Sir; Edward Bagnall (1856 - 1943)1856 - 1943
NA7142Shaw; Sir; William Napier (1854 - 1945)1854 - 1945
NA6260Whitehead; Alfred North (1861 - 1947)1861 - 1947
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