|Description||In response to his letter of 15 August, Rix explains that Elphinstone College was put on the list of institutions entitled to receive 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society', and 'Proceedings of the Royal Society' on 21 June 1888, with their entitlement to receive 'Philosophical Transactions' dating from 1887 onwards. |
Rix draws attention to Hathornthwaite's letter of 7 November 1889 in which he asked that the books be sent by parcel post, with the College to refund the postage on delivery. As a consequence, on 2 December 1889 the volumes for 1887 and 1888 were sent off by parcel post as requested, but the cost of 15 shillings and six pence was never refunded. Rix wrote to the Secretary of the College on 24 September 1890 to remind him that the sum had not been paid, and ask how they wished future parcels to be despatched. As a reply was not received, the despatch of volumes was discontinued.
He suggests that they name an agency by which the parcel can be sent, and the Society would be glad to make up any deficiencies from 1889 onwards. Rix asks if they could ask the India Office to undertake their transmission. He notes that they are unwilling to send by parcel post, as it requires entry in their ledger, and it is irregular to advance money in this manner. Rix reiterates that they are 15 shillings and six pence short on one despatch.