Reference numberNLB/71/329
Alternative reference numberNLB/71 p168
TitleCopy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; Messrs. Hawkins & Co.
Date2 April 1928
DescriptionGives thanks for the photogravure [A type of photograph] of Mr. Smithson. Asks for a few notes about his life. Informs thtat Sir George Greenwood has been asked, but apart from collaboration in a Shakespeare-Bacon work, Greenwood knew very little of Smithson.
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