Reference numberNLB/9/31
Alternative reference numberNLB/9 p14
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Secretary, General Post Office
Date14 March 1894
DescriptionRix writes at 2.40pm and explains that there have been dropped in their letterbox at the last delivery, the two enclosed packets. The average number of misdeliveries numbers around 14 or 15 a week. They usually dislike to hold back packets to show them, but as they are not matters of importance, he sends them as specimens of the way in which the letter-carriers operate in the courtyard on which the Royal Society is based.

Rix asks that it is brought to the attention of the relevant man, as such trouble has been on the increase.
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