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Correspondence with scientific bodies, 1836 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/401

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with various local scientific societies, the Italian and French institutes and the British Association for the Advancement of Science, with related papers. The material includes rules, grants of money, and meetings and lists of members of the British Association, with reports from 'Le Constitutionnel' and the 'Journal of Commerce' on the Association's Congress at Oxford. There is also a map of York (1844) and papers on the Historical Society of Science, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Neath Society and an exhibition of the art and natural history of Bury St Edmunds. The papers also include a request for Airy to give lectures and an East Anglian newspaper describing the proceedings of the Ipswich Museum and the abolition of slavery. The correspondents include W. Whewell, J. Phillips, E. Sabine, F. Ronalds, R.I. Murchison, J.F.W. Herschel, W. Lonsdale, J.H. Bennett, J. Challis and M. Faraday.


  • Creation: 1836 - 1848


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