Reference numberNLB/60/550
Alternative reference numberNLB/60 p307
TitleCopy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Treasury; Whitehall, S.W.l.
Date21 February 1921
DescriptionAcknowledges receipt of the Secretary's last letter, indicating that the Society's current grant of £1000 a year for the Eskdalemuir Observatory is to be discontinued. Informs the Secretary that no grants from the Society's funds have ever been made specifically for the Observatory. Proposes that for the present the Society will continue to transmit the income of the Gassiot Fund to the Director of the Meteorological Office.
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