Reference numberNLB/59/442
Alternative reference numberNLB/59 p242
TitleCopy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Thomas Campbell] Finlayson Esquire; 31 Stanley Road, Whalley Range, Manchester
Date2 October 1920
DescriptionInforms Mr. [Thomas Campbell] Finlayson that Sir Richard Redmayne is interested in determining whether spontaneous combustion of coal could be due to bacteria, and therefore is keen to be informed of any results Mr. Finlayson obtain's from his investigation into the self-heating of coal.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8234Hardy; Sir; William Bate (1864 - 1934); biologist and food scientist1864 - 1934
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