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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1836 - 1846

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/385

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. There are papers by Airy on the correction of the compass on iron-built ships; the theoretical explanation of an apparent new polarity in light, with a supplement; the laws of the rise and fall of the tide in the River Thames; the laws of individual tides at Southampton and Ipswich; and the papers supplied by James Ivory to the 'Philosophical Transactions'. The material also includes a list of instructions for filling up the certificate of a candidate; a paper titled 'Observations', on the address by the President and on the statement by the Council; a paper titled 'Defence of the resolution for omitting Mr Panazzi's bibliographical notes from the Catalogue of the Royal Society'; a paper titled 'Copy of letter of application and of testimonials submitted to the President and Council of the Royal Society, by C.V. Walker on soliciting to be appointed Assistant Secretary'; a paper titled 'Report of the Charter Committee'; and pages extracted from the 'Journal of the Belles Lettres'.


  • 1836 - 1846

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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:42:21+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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