Sunday, 19 April 2009

Thursday April 19, 1894

Dined at Fishmongers Company to meet Archbishop of Canterbury. Returned thanks for learned Societies.

William Christie, Astronomer Royal

RH says..... The Fishmonger's Company is one of the oldest of London's City Guilds, with its Hall near London Bridge. Christie was evidently there in formal capacity - a representative of science and learning - but also for social reasons. The Archbishop of Canterbury at this date was Edward White Benson, who was known as a public school headmaster before his church career took off.

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