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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1855 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/406

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. The correspondents are J.P. Nichol, Lord Wrottesley, J. Phillips, B.A. Gould, O.M. Mitchel, J.L. Clark and T. Sopwith. The papers include the British Association council minutes; copies of a paper to improve the dissemination of science in Britain; papers on a committee appointed for balloon experiments; papers on the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a paper by A. Hervey on the provision of university lectures for amateur institutes; N. Parker's address before the Fredericton Athenaeum; the prospectus for the Genealogical and Historical Society of Great Britain; notices for the Greenwich Natural History Club, the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society and the Royal Institution; Airy's lecture to the Royal Institution; and a report on the South Shields Literary, Scientific and Mechanic's Institute.


  • Creation: 1855 - 1856


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