Reference numberNLB/53/465
Alternative reference numberNLB/53 p311
TitleCopy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison], Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir R. Winfrey, Sutton House, Peterborough
Date28 September 1916
Description'Dear Sir,
I have been absent through illness or would have replied sooner to your letter of the 25th. I fear Sir Alfred Keogh somewhat exxagerates the influence of the Royal Society in saying that all scientific posts in the army are made upon the Society's recommendation; but if Mr. Farrow would supplement his father's statement of his qualifications by a precise account of the character of the scientific work that he has carried out and the extent of his experience, I would put it forward in the proper quarter in case of there being any opening for his services.'
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