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Hartley writes: 'In the course of an extended examination of all varieties of saline solutions by means of the spark and a photographic camera, I have observed two spectra of much interest. I detach my notes from the paper in which they are embodied in order to give them an earlier publication.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Chemistry

Received 28 May 1883. Read 21 June 1883. Communicated by George Gabriel Stokes.

A version of this paper was published in volume 35 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On line spectra of boron and silicon'.

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Walter Noel Hartley, Paper, 'On line spectra of boron and silicon' by W N [Walter Noel] Hartley, 1883, PP/3/28, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 20 June 2024

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