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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1838 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/462

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, chronology, electricity, galvanism, geography and geology. The correspondents include J.F.W. Herschel, F. Beaufort, J. Gardner, F. Baily, T.R. Birks, P. Kelland, C. Wheatstone, M. Faraday, and Edward and Richard Greswell. There are papers on calotype photography; a proposal for the establishment of a college to promote chemistry; several printed papers on chronology; the 'Report of the Committee on Lightning Conductors'; papers on steam developing electricity; a paper on electric conduction; and a paper on the 'Theory of the Elevation of the Dry Land of the Earth'.


  • Creation: 1838 - 1848


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:45:17+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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