Record

Reference numberNLB/7/245
Alternative reference numberNLB/7 p118
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Thomas Villiers, Foreign Office
Date27 December 1892
DescriptionIn reply to Villiers' letter of the 19th with enclosures, Foster is authorised by the President to reply at once that the Royal Society cordially accept the suggestion that observers of the two countries should come to an understanding with reference to the course of their labours of observation, and that Mr A Common FRS, the Secretary of the Eclipse Committee, is prepared to go over immediately to Paris, with full instructions and authority for conferring directly with Monsieur Faye.

Anticipating that such action will prove agreeable to the French Authorities, and in view of the steps which such a conference may render desirable, it will be unnecessary presently to enter into further details. Foster is to express the hope that Her Majesty's Ambassador at Paris will make known once more to Monsieur Ribot the grateful appreciation by the Royal Society for the facilities which he is offering to the British Expedition.
Extent1p
FormatCarbon
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8220Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); Physiologist1836 - 1907
NA6681Common; Andrew Ainslie (1841 - 1903)1841 - 1903
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView