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Papers on the British Association, 1847 - 1852

 Sub-Series
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/402

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers concerning the British Association for the Advancement of Science. The material includes information on the Association's membership, proceedings and meetings, and financial affairs; passes to events; and short articles for bulletins on subjects such as experiments in balloon ascents. There is also a supplement to 'The Scotsman' and 'The Belfast Newsletter' describing the Association meetings and business; a poster for the Royal Society; material on the possibility of a tidal expedition; and the text of Airy's presidential address and its review in 'The Athenaeum'. The correspondents include J. Babinet, W.R. Birt, A. de Morgan, J.D. Forbes, E. Forbes, J.E. Gray, C. Grey, J.S. Henslow, J.V. Liebig, C. Lyell, R.I. Murchison, G. Peacock, J. Phillips, E. Sabine, A. Sedgwick, W. Whewell, T. Thomson, Lord Rosse, Lord Wrottesley, John Russell, R.A. Stafford, R. Fitzroy and T. Andrews.

Dates

  • 1847 - 1852

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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