Ref NoRC/84/4
TitleCorrespondence and Papers, 1873
DescriptionSummary of Privileges of Fellows for 1873; W.M. Fladgate's Report on the relations between the Commissioners and the Royal Horticultural Society and Counsel's Opinion on the case; Proposed arrangements for 1873 between the Commissioners and the Royal Horticultural Society; suggestions for arrangements between the Commissioners and the Royal Horticultural Society, by Alfred Smee; 'An account of the connection between the Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851 and the Royal Horticultural Society', June 1873; Petition of the RHS to the House of Lords against the erection by the Commissioners of private houses and stables adjoining their Gardens; Note on the chief elements of dissatisfaction in the RHS since the union with the 1851 Commissioners; revised suggestions from the Secretary of the RHS to the Council for altering existing arrangements between the Society and the Commissioners; statements of the financial position and the financial progress of the RHS; Memorial to the Commissioners from Fellows of the RHS to terminate the lease.
Correspondence concerns the position of the debenture holders and request for assistance from the Commissioners against imminent loss of money; the desire by the Fellows to terminate the lease of the Gardens; the question as to the legality of the RHS Council and therefore of the legality of the Expenses Committee appointed by Council; the condition of the RHS (by Alfred Smee).
Correspondents include: Daniel Cooper, Henry Scott, T. Dyer Edwards, J.S. Davenport, W.A. Lindsay, James Richards and Alfred Smee.
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