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Paper, 'Preliminary results of a comparison of certain simultaneous fluctuations of the declination at Kew and at Stonyhurst during the years 1883 and 1884, as recorded by the magnetographs at these observatories' by Stephen Joseph Perry and Balfour Stewart

Reference number: PP/7/14

Date: 1885

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Perry and Stewart write: 'From a comparison made by Messrs. Sidgreaves and Stewart (“ Proc. Roy. Soc.,” October, 1868), between a few prominent simultaneous changes of declination at Kew and at Stonyhurst, it appeared that the ratio between the magnitudes of such changes was not constant, but depended to some extent upon the abruptness of the disturbance.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Magnetism

Received 31 October 1885. Read 10 December 1885. Includes two small geometrical diagrams stuck to the front page.

A version of this paper was published in volume 39 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Preliminary results of a comparison of certain simultaneous fluctuations of the declination at Kew and at Stonyhurst during the years 1883 and 1884, as recorded by the magnetographs at these observatories'.

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PP/7/14
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1885
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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18 pages
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Stephen Joseph Perry, Balfour Stewart, Paper, 'Preliminary results of a comparison of certain simultaneous fluctuations of the declination at Kew and at Stonyhurst during the years 1883 and 1884, as recorded by the magnetographs at these observatories' by Stephen Joseph Perry and Balfour Stewart, 1885, PP/7/14, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_7_14/paper-preliminary-results-of-a-comparison-of-certain-simultaneous-fluctuations-of-the-declination-at-kew-and-at-stonyhurst-during-the-years-1883-and-1884-as-recorded-by-the-magnetographs-at-these-observatories-by-stephen-joseph-perry-and-balfour-stewart, accessed on 21 May 2024

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