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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1855 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/390

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes lists of candidates for election into the Royal Society, 1855, 1856 and 1857; minutes of a Council meeting, 30 May 1856; a 'preliminary report of the Committee appointed to consider the formation of a Catalogue of Philosophical Memoirs'; papers on compass deviations in ships; a paper on the pendulum experiments at Harton Colliery; an 'account of the construction of the New National Standard of length, and of its principle copies', with abstracts; a printed paper titled 'Observations addressed at the last anniversary to the President and Fellows of the Royal Society after the delivery of medals, by C. Babbage', dated 1856; a printed memorandum presented to the Council by the Earl of Rosse on extending the Council; and several reports on papers by Airy and others.


  • Creation: 1855 - 1859


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:42:33+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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