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Papers on telegraphs, 1863 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/479

Scope and Contents

Papers on scientific matters relating principally to telegraphs, including descriptions of the Bessemer Process; articles from the 'Reader and the Scientific Review' by W.F. Cooke on the invention of the electric telegraph; papers on galvanic currents by C. Brooke; 'The Telegrapher' on a constant galvanic battery; tests by J.C. Clark on submarine cables; 'Atlantic Telescopes' by W.R. Grove; alterations of a transit level by an earthquake; trials of navy telescopes; spectrum apparatus used at St Petersburg; the nature of aether by C. Brooke; the observation of a strange rainbow by J.J. van Littrow; and 'Blue colour of the sky and the polarization of light' by J. Tyndall. The correspondents include A. de Morgan, W. De La Rue, C.F. Varley, W.W. Smyth, G.J. Stone, R. Hill, W.R. Grove, R. Dundas, C. Pritchard, L. Dufour, J.T. Chance, W. Huggins, H.E. Roscoe and J. Tyndall.


  • Creation: 1863 - 1868


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From the Management Group:

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