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Harker explains that the paper is concerned with 'a description of the methods in use for the determination of the freezing points of accurate thermometers, and the degree of precision it is possible to attain.' He describes his methods and apparatus and shares experimental results and observations.

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Includes 11 diagrams of experimental apparatus.

Subject: Physics / Chemistry / Thermodynamics

Received 15 June 1896. Read 18 June 1896. Communicated by [Arthur] Schuster.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 60 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the determination of freezing points'.

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John Allen Harker, Unpublished paper, 'On the determination of freezing-points' by J A [John Allen] Harker, 1895, AP/72/6, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 18 July 2024

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