Reference numberNLB/7/320
Alternative reference numberNLB/7 p147
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Thomas Jeffery Parker, Fellow of the Royal Society, care of Reverend F G M Powell, the Parsonage Dalkeith, N.B.
Date20 January 1893
DescriptionThe earlier grants of which Parker speaks must have come out of the Government Fund administered by South Kensington. The present fund of £4000 began in 1876 and Parker's father's [William Kitchen Parker] personal grant appears to have commenced in that year and continued to him until 1888. Rix could easily obtain the particulars if desired.

Dr Michael Foster wished Rix to explain that Parker ought not make too much out of this personal grant, and especially of its being awarded annually for so many years. Some objection was raised latterly to this and other annual grants and there was considerable discussion on the whole matter which ended in the Government Grant regulations being altered.

All that was done at the time was done in good faith and perfectly openly but as the Society is undergoing a fire of criticism Rix thinks it as well not to give unnecessarily a handle to the enemy.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8003Parker; Thomas Jeffery (1850 - 1897)1850 - 1897
NA6176Parker; William Kitchen (1823 - 1890)1823 - 1890
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


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

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView