Reference numberNLB/72/574
Alternative reference numberNLB/72 p312
TitleCopy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Honorary Secretary of the North of England Excavation Committee; 8 Mosley Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Date1 January 1930
DescriptionAnswers the Honorary Secretary's enquiry about a Roman wall. Informs him that Sykes probably made a mis-statement when he said that the Royal Society purchased certain Roman coins in 1752, as it has never been the Royal Society's practice to purchase objects of antiquity. Suggests that perhaps a particular Fellow bought the coins. Also suggests writing to the Society of Antiquaries.
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