Letter from Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne to Ronald Pearson (October 15, 1993)

In his letter, John Polkinghorne writes:
"I have to say that the quantum theory of gravity is exceptionally difficult and I am very doubtful that it is possible for amateurs, however gifted and interested, to make contributions to it.”

Letter from Buckingham Palace to Michael Roll (April 28, 1993)

In his letter to Michael Roll, Kenneth Scott writes:
"The Queen has taken note of your suggestion that Mr. Ronald Pearson should be awarded the Order of Merit."