Reference numberNLB/57/812
Alternative reference numberNLB/57p463
TitleCopy letter from Sir William Bate Hardy, FRS, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr H [Sir Henry Hallett] Dale, FRS
Date12 February 1920
Description'Private' written at the top. 'I should imagine the young gentleman needs a little mild kicking. Firstly for being so cocksure, and secondly, for looking at a gift horse, which mounts him pretty high up, so carefully in the mouth. I feel very disinclined to help him, but I will bring it before the Treasurer [Sir David Prain, FRS].' Goes on to say that because Miss Foulerton died within a year of making the bequest, there are heavy death duties, and the Treasurer is unsure if they are in a position to elect two students that year.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA8192Dale; Sir; Henry Hallett (1875 - 1968); physician1875 - 1968
NA8234Hardy; Sir; William Bate (1864 - 1934); biologist and food scientist1864 - 1934
NA8273Prain; Sir; David (1857 - 1944); botanist1857 - 1944
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