Reference numberNLB/72/628
Alternative reference numberNLB/72 p340
TitleCopy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr Alfred Acton; The Academy of the New Church, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Date31 January 1930
DescriptionIn reply to Dr Alfred Acton's enquiry about James Theobald FRS, informs him that the Royal Society has no record of personal particulars about him. However, informs Acton that the Royal Society does have four documents mentioning Theobald: his translation of a Danish account of a gold horn dug up in Jutland, a document about inscriptions on wooden tablets from Tunis, an account of lightning damage to Shottesbrook church in Berkshire, and a secondhand account of his discussion on cattle plague.
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