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Unpublished letter, regarding 'A curious fact' from John Coombe to Davies Gilbert

Reference number: AP/10/48

Date: 18 October 1833

Description

Letter received by the Royal Society as a result of a statement, titled 'A Curious Fact' (see AP/10 for description). Coombe refers to his previous paper on the subject (AP/10/34) and seeks to ensure that the Society sees the difference between his response to the problem and other similar proposed solutions published in various papers.

Subject: Physics

Written by Coombe in Edinburgh [Scotland]. A faint graphite address below Davies Gilbert's name on final page verso reads '27 Gower St Bedford Square'.

Reference number
AP/10/48
Earliest possible date
18 October 1833
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Unpublished letter, regarding 'A curious fact' from John Coombe to Davies Gilbert, 18 October 1833, AP/10/48, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_10_48/unpublished-letter-regarding-a-curious-fact-from-john-coombe-to-davies-gilbert, accessed on 26 February 2024

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