RECORD: Savory, W. S. et al. 1867. To the members of the University of London. The Times (17 December): 6.

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To the MEMBERS of the UNIVERSITY of LONDON.

Gentlemen.

ON behalf of the Committee which has been formed to secure the return, as our Parliamentary Representative, of Sir John Lubbock, Bart., F.R.S., Fellow of the University, we beg again to address you.

The main function of our University being, as we then pointed out, to promote liberal and scientific education apart from all sectarian and other restricting influences, its political action must naturally be directed to the removal of all civil disabilities incurred on account of religious belief, to the vigorous development of national education on a broad basis, and to the active encouragement of science as an important element of general culture and an essential condition of national prosperity.

Sir John Lubbock has not only the will but the power essentially to promote these objects in the House of Commons; for, while his intellectual reputation would give weight to his opinions, his ability as a speaker and character as a man of business would obtain for him a hearing that might be denied to any one more exclusively occupied in scientific pursuits. As the exponent of the large and increasing body of scientific men, he would thus take a position in Parliament which the Representative of the only English University granting degrees in science might naturally be expected to fill. The importance of this latter consideration has been already urged by various sections of our own body; but inl addition Sir John Lubbock holds the political opinions which the University justly requires in its representative, opinions which earned him the hearty support of the whole Liberal Party in West Kent at the last general election.

Himself a distinguished worker in biological science, Sir John Lubbock not only understands and appreciates the claims of the medical profession, but would be able to press them upon the attention of Parliament and of the nation more independently, and therefore more effectually, than even the most eminent of our medical graduates.

In proof of the importance attached to the choice of the University by the most eminent men of science in the kingdom, and of the estimation in which Sir John Lubbock's numerous and important contributions to science are held by them, we beg to refer you to the appended list of names of gentlemen distinguished in various departments of knowledge, and many of them intimately connected with the University or its Colleges, who have, at our suggestion, formed themselves in o a Committee to co-operate with us in securing Sir John Lubbock's election.

W. S. SAVORY, M.B., F.R.S., Chairman.
F. W. FARRAR, B.A., F.R.S. (King's),
GEO. CAREY FOSTER, B.A. (University),
WILLIAM ODLING, M.B., F.R.S. (St. Bartholomew's),
P. H. PYE-SMITH, B.A., M.D. (Guy's),
Hon.Secs.

F. E. Anstie, M.D.

T. B. Baines, B.A.

H. C. Bastian, M.D., M.A.

Richard Bithell, B.Sc.

Francis T. Bond, M.D., B.A.

A. Crum Brown, D.Sc.

Frederick James Brown, M.D.

Alex. Bruce, M.S., B.Sc.

John Rodham Carr, LL.D.

Rev. W. S. Chapman, B.A.

W. C. Coupland, B.Sc., B.A.

F. Crisp, LL.B.

J. L. H. Down, M.D.

Frank Sheppard Durham, M.A.

James Eccles, B.A.

Rev. Fred. Edwards, B.A.

Rev. F. W. Farrar, B.A., F.R.S.

Frederick George Finch, D.Sc., B.A.

Clement Le Neve Foster, D.Sc., B.A.

G. C. Foster, B.A.

M. Foster, M.D., B.A.

F. W. Gibson, M.D., B.A.

Charles Graham, D.Sc.

Rev. Thomas Hincks, B.A.

J. Hooper, M.A., LL.B.

H. W. Kearns, B.Sc.

Gustar Knecht, B.Sc.

G. W. Knox, B.Sc.

James Henry Lakin, M.B.

Robert Eadon Leader, B.A.

Joseph Lister, M.B., B.A., F.R.S

Patrick Martyn, M.D.

Edward Meryon, M.D.

T. Michell, M.B.

E. J. Mills, D.Sc.

Wm. Odling, M.B., F.R.S.

Rev. J. Barnell Payne, B.A.

J. F. Payne, B.A., B.Sc.

T. A. Pooley, B.Sc.

Henry Power, M.B.

P. H. Pye-Smith, M.D., B.A.

W. H. Ransom, M.D.

W. Rivington, M.S., B.A.

Samuel Roberts, M.A.

Rev. T. G. Rooke, B.A.

W. S. Savory, M.B., F.R.S.

Edw. Smith, M.D., LL.B., F.R.S.

William Frank Smith, M.D.

W. G. Soper, B.A.

T. Stevenson, M.D.

W. Turner, M.B.

H. Watts, B.A., F.R.S.

W. Whitaker, B.A.

P. H. Wicksteed, M.A.

T. Wilson, B.A.

John Wood, B.A.

B. B. Woodward, B.A.

R. Wormell, M.A.

AUXILIARY COMMITTEE,

George Biddell Airy, M.A., D.C.L., F.R.S.

Thomas Anderson, M.D.

D. T. Ansted, M.A., F.R.S., Honorary Fellow of King's College, London.

Sir William Armstrong, C.B., LL.D., F.R.S.

Sir B. C. Brodie, Bart., F.R.S.

Sir David Brewster, K.H., LL.D., F.R.S.

George Busk, F.R.S., late, Examiner in the University.

John Crawfurd, F.R.S.

Charles Darwin, M.A., F.R.S.

Warren De la Rue, F.R.S.

Wm. Farr, M.D., D.C.L., F.R.S.

Henry Fawcett, M.A., M.P.

Edward Frankland, F.R.S., Professor of Chymistry in the Royal School of Mines.

J. P. Gassiot, F.R.S.

Thomas Graham, Master of Her Majesty's Mint, F.R.S., Emeritus Professor of Chymistry in University College, London.

William R. Grove, M.A., Q.C., F.R.S.

Rev. Robert Harley, F.R.S., Professor of Mathematics and Logic in Airedale College.

Sir John F. W. Herschel, Bart., K.H., D.C.L., F.R.S.

James Heywood, M.A., F.R.S., Member of the Senate.

T. Archer Hirst, F.R.S., Professor of Mathematics in University College, London.

J. D. Hooker, M.D., D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.S.,

T. H. Huxley, LL.D., F.R.S., Professor of Natural History in the Royal School of Mines, Examiner in the University.

J. Gwyn Jeffreys, F.R.S., F.L.S., F.G.S.

Rev. Philip Kelland, M.A., F.R.S.

Sir Robert Kane, M.D., F.R.S.

T. Hewitt Key, M.A., F.R.S., Professor of Comparative Grammar in University College, London.

Sir Charles Lyed, Bart., D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.S.

David Masson, M.A., LL.D., late Professor of English Literature in University College, London.

Max Müller. M.A.

James Paget, F.R.S., Member of the Senate.

Rev. Bartholomew Price, M.A., F.R.S.

Andrew C. Ramsay, LL.D., F.R.S., Professor of Geology in the Royal School of Mines.

W. J. Macquorn Rankine, LL.D., F.R.S.

J. E. Thorold Rogers, M.A., Professor of Political Economy in King's College, London.

P. M. Roget, M.D., F.R.S., Member of the Senate.

Major-General Sabine, R.A., D.C.L., LL.D., Pres. R.S.

Wilson Saunders, F.R.S.

William Sharpey, M.D., LL.D., Sec. R.S., Member of the Senate, Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in University College, London.

H. J. S. Smith, M.A., F.R.S.

Warington Smyth, M.A., F.R.S., Professor of Mineralogy in the Royal School of Mines.

Herbert Spencer.

William Spottiswoode, M.A., F.R.S., Member of the Senate.

J. J. Sylvester, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S.

P. G. Tait, M.A.

Allen Thomson, M.D., F.R.S.

Sir William Thomson, D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.S.

John Tyndall, LL.D., F.R.S., Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Royal School of Mines.

Alfred R. Wallace, F.R.G.S.

Charles Wheatstone, D.C.L., F.R.S., late Professor of Experimental Philosophy in King's College, London.

A. W. Williamson, F.R.S., Professor of Chymistry in University College, London, and Examiner in the University.


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