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Ramsay Memorial Fund

Nature volume 100, page 304 (20 December 1917) | Download Citation

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WE are asking the hospitality of your columns to enable us to report the progress of the Ramsay Memorial Fund, which was instituted just a year ago with the object of raising a sum of 100,000l. as a suitable memorial to the late Prof. Sir William Ramsay. The fund has now reached a sum of just above 30,000l. The latest and most important donation to the fund has been a sum of 5000l., contributed by Mrs. Wharrie. It may be remembered that Messrs. Brunner, Mond and Co. have promised a similar sum of 5000l. The honorary treasurers have received a large number of other sums, ranging from loooL to one guinea. From this it will be seen that the Ramsay Memorial Fund has now passed its experimental stage, and is making good progress towards the sum which the committee aim at raising. The Executive Committee are confident that with the assistance of the large number of co-operating committees which have been formed in all parts of the British Empire and many foreign countries they will be successful in completing the fund of 100,000l., but in order that this may be the case they must appeal to the generosity of the public for further donations, large and small. They hope that the generous example of Mrs. Wharrie and of Messrs. Brunner, Mond and Co. will be followed by otherss but they will also greatly welcome gifts of any amount ranging from one guinea upwards.

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  1. Chairman of the General Committee.

    • RAYLEIGH
  2. Chairman of the Executive Committee.

    • HUGH BELL
  3. Honorary Treasurers.

    • GLENCONNER
    •  & J. N. COLLIE

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