Record

Reference numberNLB/55
Alternative reference numberNLB/55
LevelFile
TitleNew Letter Book volume 55, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration
Date5 November 1917-1 November 1918
Description5New Letter Book volume 55 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 55 also covers the subject of the First World War.

Primary authors: Assistant Secretary, Robert William Frederick Harrison; Secretary, Arthur Schuster; Maud K. Jukes.

Primary recipients: Sir Dugald Clerk; William Henry Eccles; Harrison & Sons; William Abbott Herdman; James Hopewood Jeans; Sir Alfred Bray Kempe; Arthur Schuster; Sir Joseph John Thomson.

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 containing 941 letters
FormatCarbon
Manuscript
Physical descriptionHalf-bound in brown leather, brown cloth binding. Spine completely detached from binding.
DimensionsHeight 44(cm), width 29(cm).
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7825Clerk; Sir; Dugald (1854 - 1932); mechanical engineer1854 - 1932
NA1856Eccles; William Henry (1875 - 1966)1875 - 1966
NA6570Herdman; Sir; William Abbott (1858 - 1924)1858 - 1924
NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
NA6638Kempe; Sir; Alfred Bray (1849 - 1922)1849 - 1922
NA6483Schuster; Sir; Arthur (1851 - 1934)1851 - 1934
NA8288Thomson; Sir; Joseph John (1856 - 1940); physicist1856 - 1940
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