Reference numberNLB/72/271
Alternative reference numberNLB/72 p143
TitleCopy letter from Henry Hallett Dale, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Ronald Ross, KCB, FRS
Date13 June 1929
DescriptionDiscusses the film prepared by Sir Malcom Watson and Mr Lockwood Stevens, and whether it fulfils section 8 of the Finance Act 1928, which would exempt it from customs duty on the basis it being 'solely an illustration of scientific investigation for exhibition before members of a recognised scientific body'. Discusses the dilemma - that on the one hand, they would like to exempt the film, but on the other hand, they canot afford to make exceptions and risk suspicion of acting capriciously - especially considering the difficulty of getting customs to agree to this legal exemption in the first place.
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA2281Ross; Sir; Ronald (1857 - 1932); malariologist1857 - 1932
NA8192Dale; Sir; Henry Hallett (1875 - 1968); physician1875 - 1968
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