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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1870 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/396

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes E. Sabine and Airy's resignations from the presidency of the Royal Society; papers on the roles of the Royal Society Club and the Philosophical Club; works on meteorology; a report on the Kew Observatory; pendulum observations; a paper on the temperature of the human body; Airy's address to the Royal Society; 'The Spiritualist', 15 February 1872, including an article on 'Spiritualism and the Royal Society', which mentions experiments on psychic forces; and reviews of various scientific works. The correspondents include C. Brooke, W. Huggins, W. Spottiswoode, W. De La Rue, W. Fairbairn, G.G. Stokes, the Earl of Rosse, J.W. Lubbock, F. Galton, E. Sabine, J. Paget, W. Sharpey, W.H. Flower, H. James, C. Lyell, E.J. Routh, R.S. Newall, R. Owen and W.C. Williamson. There is also a picture of the members of the Royal Society, c. 1872.


  • Creation: 1870 - 1872


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

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