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Document number: 3919
Date: 20 Aug 1839
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: ROBERTON John David
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 14th January 2008

Royal Society

20, Augt 1839.


I am directed to acquaint you that the Committee which has been summoned for Thursday next at 12 O'clock will meet at the New Laboratory Royal Arsenal Woolwich (where the whole of the magnetical Instruments will be seen) on that day at one O'clock, instead of meeting at Somerset House, as originally proposed.

I have the honor to be, sir,
Your obedt servant

Jno Dd Roberton
Asst. Secy R. S.

P.S. Several members of the Committee (Messrs Whewell, Daniell, Lloyd, Forbes, and Wheatstone) <1> propose leaving by the Woolwich Steamer at Eleven O'clock, A.m. from Hungerford market, which will reach Woolwich about past 12.

H. F. Talbot Esqre

Wm Hy Fox Talbot, Esqre
31 Sackville Street


1. Rev William Whewell (1794-1866), Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Professor and natural philosopher; possibly John Frederic Daniell (1790-1845); Hannibal Evans Lloyd (1771-1847), philologist; Prof James David Forbes (1809-1868), Scottish scientist; Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), scientist.

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