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Nature volume 81, pages 1619 (01 July 1909) | Download Citation



THE list of honours announced on the occasion of the celebration of the King's birthday on Friday last includes the names of five Fellows of the Royal Society. Mr. Francis Galton, F.R.S., Prof. J. Larmor, F.R.S., Mr. R. H. I. Palgrave, F.R.S., and Prof. T. E. Thorpe, F.R.S., have received the honour of knighthood, and Dr. W. Schlich, F.R.S., has been appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (K.C.I.E.). Other men of distinction in the scientific world included in the list are:—Mr. Edgar Thurston, superintendent of the Government Central Museum, Madras, appointed a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.); Prof. W. J. R. Simpson, a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.); Sir Dyce Duckworth and Mr. Henry Morris, president of the Royal College of Surgeons, have had baronetcies of the United Kingdom conferred upon them; and Mr. James Stuart, who founded the system of university extension and the mechanical workshops at Cambridge, has been made a privy councillor.

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