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Joly writes: 'This paper is devoted generally to experimental verification of a method of condensation applied to the determination of specific heat. The extension of the method to the calorimetry of latent heat of gasification has been the subject of some experiments, but the further delay necessary to complete these compels me to defer their consideration. Similarly its application, theoretically practicable, to the direct determination of the specific heats of gases at constant volume, is not here considered. In another paper some results bearing on the possible value of the method in physical mineralogy and in determinative mineralogy are given. The method was originally devised in the hope that it might be of service in this branch of investigation.'

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Includes two pages of figures and a photograph of the calorimeter.

Subject: Physics / Chemistry

Received 28 June 1886. Read 18 November 1886. Communicated by George Francis Fitzgerald.

A version of this paper was published in volume 41 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the method of condensation in calorimetry'.

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