Reference numberNLB/61/629
Alternative reference numberNLB/61 p363
TitleCopy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to H. M. Ami Esquire, c/o Imperial Mineral Resources Bureau; 2 Queen Anne's Gate Building, Westminster, S.W.l.
Date23 September 1921
DescriptionWrites on the subject of the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature. Informs Mr. H. M. Ami that until recently, the Society was responsible for raising funds among various other countries to secure a working capital and net income for the Catalogue. Explains that the targets set for these funds were far from reached and therefore the Society was unable to take any further repsonsibility for publication of the Catalogue. Notes that the Director of the Catalogue is currently in talks with the administrators over what steps to take next.
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