Box MS Add.7655/IV: Box 2
Contains 5 Results:
Final drafts of books, 1849-1879 (Circa, undated)
Correspondence, drafts of articles and books, notes and miscellaneous papers. The main body of papers dates from Maxwell's undergraduate years at Edinburgh University beginning in 1847, until his death in 1879. Earlier and later items relate to family papers that have accrued to the collection, though these are not extensive.)
James Clerk Maxwell, 'Theory of Heat' (London, 1871), 1849-1871 (Circa, SLP 350, 541)
Only the following sections of the draft survive: preface, parts of chapters III-VIII, XVIII, XXI, XXII
James Clerk Maxwell, 'A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism', 2 vols. (Oxford, 1873), 1849-1873 (Circa, SLP 427; and SLP, vol. III: page 912n)
'The Electrical Researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish', ed. James Clerk Maxwell (Cambridge, 1879), 1849-1879 (Circa, SLP 762X)
This found in disorder and much of it is missing, including the first half of the introduction, most of articles 457-567 and 586-696, notes 5-12 and 18-35, the index from E onwards, and other shorter sections (articles 1-139 and 395-437 were probably never present in this draft but were reprinted direct from the 'Philosophical Transactions'). The backs of some of the later articles have been used for parts of a draft of 'Stresses in rarified gases' (SP XCIII).
James Clerk Maxwell, 'An Elementary Treatise on Electricity' (Oxford, 1881), posthumous ed. William Garnett, 1849-1879 (Circa, SLP 632)
The published text omits the last 28 ff. (of the 245 ff. from the draft), which consist of material on 'the resistance of a battery' and some sheets of rough notes and calculations. 5 ff. of this omitted portion, dealing with a method of measuring resistance, have since been printed by I.B. Hopley, 'Maxwell's work on electrical resistance III', 'Annals of Science' 15 (1959), 51-55.