Reference numberNLB/59/711
Alternative reference numberNLB/59 p394
TitleCopy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Cargill Gilston] Knott, FRS
Date5 November 1920
DescriptionInforms Dr. [Cargill Gilston] Knott that the Society does not intend to put forward a claim for Government help thanks to the generous bequest of the late Dr. [Rudolph] Messel which has hugely benefited their finances. Notes that Council are entirely favourable of the Conjoint Board appealing for Government help provided a strong case is made. Further comments that he thinks the case of the Royal Society of Edinburgh is a strong one and that there would be considerable advantages if Scotland was represented in any claim put forward to Government.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA767Knott; Cargill Gilston (1856 - 1922)1856 - 1922
NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
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