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Original manuscripts of various papers read to the Cambridge Philosophical Society and / or published in its Transactions, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0279/CPS 10/2/1

Scope and Contents

File contains:
1) H B Leeson, addressed to the Rev G Peacock: no date, no title, but begins ‘The explosive nature of the compound resulting from the mixture of the Oxygen and Hydrogen Gases - - - has hitherto presented a - - - barrier to the free use of that powerful Agent in experimental researches’, illustrated;
2) J B Emmett, ‘Researches into the Mathematical Principles of Chemical Philosophy’, 15 pages, illustrated;
3) Very rough and much annotated / amended draft of a text beginning ‘It is here supposed that steam produces a vacuum - - - but this is far from being the case’;
4) S H Christie, Trinity College, ‘On the Laws according to which Masses of Iron influence Magnetic Needles’, read to the Society 15 May 1820.


  • Creation: 1820


1 file(s) : paper

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Date information

DateText: [Most items bear no date.].



Finding aid date

2015-05-12 17:12:23+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Philosophical Society Repository

CPS Archivist, Joan Bullock-Anderson
c/o Sedgwick Museum Archives, A G Brighton Building
Madingley Rise
Cambridge CB3 0UD