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The first of two volumes containing the manuscript versions of papers I-XX published by the Royal Society in volume 136 of Philosophical Transactions in 1846.

The volume also includes some original illustrations and figures in various media (drawings, watercolours) in support of the papers.

Missing from this volume are manuscripts for the following papers:
'On spontaneous nitrification' by Christian Friedrich Schönbein;
'Contributions to terrestrial magnetism. — No. VII' by Edward Sabine;
'Contributions to terrestrial magnetism. — No. VIII' by Edward Sabine; and
'Meteorological observations made on board Her Majesty's (hired) Bark Pagoda, from January 10 to June 20, 1845, between —20° and —68°, and 0° and 120° east longitude' by Henry Clerk.

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Earliest possible date
October 1844 - July 1846
Physical description
Vellum-covered volume, gilded title on spine
Page extent
One volume containing 16 papers, one extract, and one set of notes

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Manuscripts of papers published in Philosophical Transactions, 1846, October 1844 - July 1846, PT/30, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 12 April 2024

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  • Philosophical Transactions

    Dates: 1802-1865

    The 'Philosophical Transactions' collection comprises manuscript versions of papers published in The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, the world’s first and longest continuously running journal dedicated to science.

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