Reference numberNLB/8/1044
Alternative reference numberNLB/8 p460
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to E MacF Patterson, Tower Chambers, Moorgatem E.C.
Date14 February 1894
DescriptionRix responds to his letter of the previous day to state that he has looked through the programmes of the Royal Society's Soirées from 1878 to 1882, and the only exhibits of a phonographic nature are on 1 May 1878, "Phonograph in operation" exhibited by the London Stereoscopic Company; 30 April 1879, "Automatic Phonograph" exhibited by Messrs Preece and Stroh, and "Phonautograph" exhibited by the same.

He does not know the address of J E Greenhill as he is not a Fellow of the Royal Society. Rix notes the possibility that he is confusing the Society with the Royal Institution, Albermarle Street and the instrument in question was exhibited there.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
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