Reference numberNLB/66/169
Alternative reference numberNLB/66 p96
TitleCopy letter from [James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of] the Royal Society; to Professor [William Ernest] Dalby, FRS
Date6 March 1924
DescriptionUpdates William Ernest Dalby on the discussion him and [James Hopwood Jeans] had into the functions of the Engineering Sciences Committee and disagrees in further division as this would make the papers sent to each committee more uneven than it already is. Recounts the recent history of the Engineering Society, until 1917 the activities of the Committee were undertaken by the Physics and Chemistry Committee. In 1918 the Applied Sciences Committee was formed which contained a mixture of Engineers, Dalby and Dugald Clerk and non-engineers, Sir Daniel Hall [Chemistry] and [John Bretland] Farmer [Botanist]. States the present Engineering Sciences Committee was formed in 1920 under the initiative of Jeans himself and has received a far smaller range of papers than any other committees, only 2 of the 128 sent to the Physics side in 1923 and 5 of the 127 in 1922. Letter is unsigned.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA1649Dalby; William Ernest (1862 - 1936)1862 - 1936
NA7825Clerk; Sir; Dugald (1854 - 1932); mechanical engineer1854 - 1932
NA6149Hall; Sir; Alfred Daniel (1864 - 1942)1864 - 1942
NA1831Farmer; Sir; John Bretland (1865 - 1944)1865 - 1944
NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
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