Reference numberNLB/8/164
Alternative reference numberNLB/8 p81
TitleCopy letter from Lord Kelvin [William Thomson], to Sir John Bennet Lawes, Fellow of the Royal Society
Date[24 July 1893]
DescriptionThomson explains that he and the Council of the Royal Society send their congratulations on the Jubilee of Lawes' scientific work at Rothamsted.The Society expresses its pleasure that the branch of natural knowledge to which Lawes has devoted his life has, during the past 50 years, made 'most remarkable progress'.

Thompson further points out that the Society have been instrumental in making known the results, and that for over thirty years Lawes and his colleague Joseph Henry Gilbert have been Fellows of the Royal Society, to whom they have shown appreciation, and given aid. They also acknowledge the large share granted to the Society in the administration of the Trust which Lawes has established for continuing the work of the Rothamsted Station. Thomson notes that they feel 'something of paternal pride' in the success of their work.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1652Lawes; Sir; John Bennet (1814 - 1900)1814 - 1900
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