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Tyndall, John, 1820 - 1893 (natural philosopher)

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Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1859 - 1860

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/408
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are reports of committees under the auspices of the British Association; notices, agendas and proceedings for the British Association and its meeting in Aberdeen, and for the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, the London Institution and the Tyneside Naturalists Field Club; a report on the Tyneside Naturalists Field Club in 'The Gateshead Observer'; a plan of Aberdeen; proposals for new premises for the...
Dates: 1859 - 1860
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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1865 - 1868

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/412
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are notices and council minutes for the British Association; reports of the Kew Committee; the report of the committee wishing to publish K.L.C. Rümker's stellar observations; papers relating to W.R. Birt's lunar committee; W. Thomson's report on tidal observations; W.R. Grove's address to the 1866 convention; and J.D. Forbes' address to the 1867 convention. Other articles include a description of the Kew...
Dates: 1865 - 1868
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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1852

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/725
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains papers relating to a wide range of subjects, including the Observatory buildings and grounds; Visitations; solar eclipses; other observatories; astronomical equipment and methodology; longitude; rainbow, pendulum and other experiments; the Royal Astronomical Society; the Railway Gauge Commission; the Sale of Gas Act; the Standards Commission; the Royal Society; scientific societies; geodesy; mechanics; chemistry, chronology, the tides; chronometers; galvanic...
Dates: 1852
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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1857 - 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/433
Scope and Contents Correspondence on various mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure, but some applied, and miscellaneous papers on scientific matters. The correspondents include, among others, A. de Morgan, C. Pritchard, P. Kelland, Mr Plarr, W.R. Hamilton, G.P. Bond, W.H. Miller, Lord Wrottesley, W. Whewell, J. Tyndall and J.C. Jamin. There are papers on the theory of probable errors; different forms of tabular interpolation; indirect demonstration; the quadrature of the circle; the political...
Dates: 1857 - 1858
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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1872 - 1876

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/439
Scope and Contents Correspondence on various mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure, but some applied, and miscellaneous papers on scientific matters. The correspondents include, among others, C.G. Allen, A. Cayley, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J. Murray, P.A. Secchi, I. Todhunter and J. Tyndall. The papers include a set of traverse tables; a newspaper cutting titled 'La Caravane Bazerque', a printed paper headed 'Draft Scheme for the Endowment of Scientific Research'; a paper titled 'An Hypothesis of the...
Dates: 1872 - 1876
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Mathematical theories and calculations, 1824 - 1872

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/438
Scope and Contents Correspondence on various mathematical theories and calculations, mainly pure, but some applied, and miscellaneous papers on scientific matters. The correspondents include, among others, C. Brooke, R.C. Carrington, W.J. Rankine, L.S.X.B. Aousts, R.H. Manners, A. Strange, J.N. Lockyer, J. Tyndall, A.R. Clarke, A. de Morgan, J.C. Adams, E.J. Routh and W. Shanks. The material includes a paper by Airy 'on the factorial resolution of a given trinomial formula'; a printed paper by W. Shanks 'On...
Dates: 1824 - 1872
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1851

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/373
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, D.F.J. Arago, C. Babbage, G.P. Bond, J. Challis, A.R. Clarke, W. Cubitt, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, J.D. Forbes, J.G. Forchhammer, E. Gautier, B.A. Gould, P.A. Hansen, J.F.W. Herschel, G.B.I.T. Libri, G. Peacock, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, H.V. Regnault, the Earl of Rosse, G.S.G. Santini, H.C. Schumacher, P.A. Secchi, A. Sedgwick, R. Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, R. Stephenson, G.G. Stokes, W.S. Stratford, F.G.W. Struve, J....
Dates: 1851
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1855 - 1856

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/376
Scope and Contents Airy's personal correspondence on scientific and non-scientific matters with, among others, J.C. Adams, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, E.M. Brayley, R.C. Carrington, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, H.A.E.A. Fayé, J.D. Forbes, B.A. Gould, P.A. Hansen, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.S. Bowerbank, E. Loomis, O.M. Mitchel, R.I. Murchison, C.H.F. Peters, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, J. Richardson, G.S.G. Santini, P.A. Secchi, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth, J. Sopwith, O. Struve, J....
Dates: 1855 - 1856
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1857 - 1859

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/378
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous correspondence, letters L-W. The correspondents include, among others, J. Lee, U.J.J. Le Verrier, T. Maclear, F. Maxwell, C. May, W.H. Miller, O.M. Mitchel, J.P. Nichol, G. Peacock, C.H.F. Peters, F. Petit, Mr Plarr, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, W. De La Rue, E. Sabine, G.S.G. Santini, P.A. Secchi, Miss Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth, F.G.W. Struve, J. Tyndall and W. Whewell. The papers include a printed circular on Madame Quetelet's death; circulars advertising...
Dates: 1857 - 1859
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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1873 - 1875

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/487
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific correspondence and papers, including correspondence on the tensile strength of metals; A.R. Clarke on the elasticity of brass; W. De La Rue on the stratified discharge of electricity; drawings of electrical appliances; a paper titled 'the Great Lighting Inductorium'; R. Owen's paper on fossil reptilia of South Africa; a paper by the Eastbourne Natural History Society 'on the sinking of the South Coast of England'; W. Ackland's views on the training of opticians;...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1855 - 1856

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/470
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on various scientific topics. The papers begin with work on electricity and magnetism, including W. Thomson's transfer of galvanic currents; J. Tyndall's lecture on magnetic repulsion delivered to the Royal Institution; and C. Chalmers' notes on electricity. There are samples of J.C. Clark's chemical telegraph; material on I.K. Brunel's proposal of voyages to India; various barometer readings; longitudes of Paris, Lancaster, Torbay and Algeria; and a letter by D....
Dates: 1855 - 1856
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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1857 - 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/471
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, electricity, galvanism, geology and optics. The correspondents include J.C. Clark, W.H. Preece, C.F. Varley, C.V. Walker, M. Faraday, J. Tyndall, U.J.J. Le Verrier, A. Sedgwick, W.H. Miller, J.D. Forbes, W. De La Rue, H. Lloyd, E. Dollond and L.A. Reeve. The papers include pages extracted from the 'American Journal of Science and Arts' on (static) electricity; a copy of 'Our Magazine', including an article on electricity deflections; two maps...
Dates: 1857 - 1858
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Papers for lectures on ship's magnetism, 1864 - 1865

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/690
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the preparations for Airy's lectures at the Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering on magnetic errors, compensations and corrections. The volume includes texts, notes, annotations and corrections of Airy's lectures to the students; the syllabus for the course of lectures; plans of the old lecture theatre at the South Kensington Museum; instructions to W. Carpenter, J. Simmons and W. Simms for demonstration models; and various points of...
Dates: 1864 - 1865
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Papers on exhibitions, lectures and inquiries, 1875 - 1880

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/445
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on exhibitions, lectures and inquiries. There is material concerning an exhibition of scientific apparatus at South Kensington Museum, with a layout of the Museum; a certificate for loaning instruments; regulations for exhibitors of the Brussels International Exhibition; an inquiry into the Meteorological Committee; a proposed Physical Observatory; the award of the Albert medal to Airy; a proposed science museum; Airy's lecture on 'the interior of the Earth at...
Dates: 1875 - 1880
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Papers on magnetism, 1845 - 1861

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/694
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, alleged new discoveries and theories, and experiments on magnetism. There are calculations for the mean declination of Greenwich, 1849; C. Hansteen's extensive magnetic observations at Christiana (Oslo), and a French paper by him on terrestrial magnetism; E. Sabine's remarks on W. De La Rue's diurnal magnetic theories; an unsigned manuscript on the magnetic disturbances of 24 September 1847 at the Royal Observatory; observations of...
Dates: 1845 - 1861
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Papers on telegraphs, 1863 - 1868

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/479
Scope and Contents Papers on scientific matters relating principally to telegraphs, including descriptions of the Bessemer Process; articles from the 'Reader and the Scientific Review' by W.F. Cooke on the invention of the electric telegraph; papers on galvanic currents by C. Brooke; 'The Telegrapher' on a constant galvanic battery; tests by J.C. Clark on submarine cables; 'Atlantic Telescopes' by W.R. Grove; alterations of a transit level by an earthquake; trials of navy telescopes; spectrum apparatus used at...
Dates: 1863 - 1868
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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1865 - 1870

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/393
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes nominations for new members; computation of the wave length of light corresponding to spectrum lines; computation of wave lengths; comparison of magnetic disturbances recorded by self-resisting magnetometers; diurnal inequalities of terrestial magnetism as deduced from observations, 1858-1863; magnetic disturbances inferred from galvanic currents; and correspondence with...
Dates: 1865 - 1870

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