Reference numberNLB/65/762
Alternative reference numberNLB/65 p421
TitleCopy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs. Coutts & Co.
Date20 December 1923
DescriptionExplains that a Fellow of the Royal Society [Cecil Clifford Dobell] has got permission to remove a volume of valuable manuscripts [Leeuwenhoek's letters] from the Royal Society Library, on the condition he deposits a bond or some such security worth £50. Asks if Messrs. Coutts & Co. have a document that the Royal Society could adapt for this purpose.
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