Reference numberNLB/57/662
Alternative reference numberNLB/57p379
TitleCopy letter from Sir William Bate Hardy, FRS, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of State for India [The Right Honourable Edwin Samuel Montagu, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster]
Date8 January 1920
DescriptionAdvises that the Indian Government Advisory Committee met on 6 January with Sir David Prain, FRS, taking the Chair in the absence of Sir Thomas Holland, who is currently in India. The Comittee unanimously resolved that in response to the Secretary of State's letter of 4 December ( R and R 1818) that there were both advantages and disadvantages to continuing publication in England or transfering to the Zoological Survey of India. The transfer might stimulate Zoological activity in India, but they feel it would be regretable if as a result the field from which authors of monographs are chosen were narrowed, 'for it is important that the systematists should be selected solely with regard to their efficiency, wherever they may be found.'
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA8234Hardy; Sir; William Bate (1864 - 1934)1864 - 1934
NA8273Prain; Sir; David (1857 - 1944)1857 - 1944
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