Reference numberNLB/8/476
Alternative reference numberNLB/8 p199
TitleCopy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor Jacobus Hendrik van 't Hoff, Stadtouderskade 103, Amsterdam
Date3 November 1893
I have the pleasure to inform you that the President and Council of the Royal Society have awarded to you and to Dr J.A. Le Bel [Joseph Achille Le Bel] the Davy Medal in recognition of the introduction of the theory of asymmetric carbon, and its use in explaining the constitution of optically active carbon compounds.
I am, your obedient servant,
(signed) Arch Geikie
For. Sec. R.S. [Foreign Secretary, Royal Society]'.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2285Hoff; Jacobus Hendrik Van't (1852 - 1911)1852 - 1911
NA6174Geikie; Sir; Archibald (1835 - 1924)1835 - 1924
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