Reference numberNLB/9/471
Alternative reference numberNLB/9 p230
TitleCopy letter from Michael Foster, to Henry James Chaney, Superintendent, Standard Weights & Measures Department, Old Palace Yard, S.W.
Date24 May 1894
In reply to your letter of May 22nd., I am directed by the President and Council to state that they are willing to authorise, for the purpose named in your letter, the temporary return to your Department for a period of three weeks, of Parliamentary copies of the Imperial Pound (P.C.2) and of Imperial Standard Yard (No. 3), in the same manner as at the Decennial Comparison, viz., that the copies should be delivered to an Officer of the Standards Department and a written acknowledgement given.
I am, your obedient servant,
M Foster
Sec. R.S. [Secretary, Royal Society]'.
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8220Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); physiologist1836 - 1907
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