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Extract, 'On the action of the rays of the spectrum on vegetable juices' from a letter from Mrs M [Mary] Somerville to Sir J F W [John Frederick William] Herschel

Reference number: PT/30/8

Date: 20 September 1845

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12 manuscript pages including 17 figures.

Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the action of the rays of the spectrum on vegetable juices. Extract of a letter from Mrs. M. Somerville to Sir J. F. W. Herschel, Bart., dated Rome, September 20, 1845. Communicated by Sir J. Herschel'.

Written by Somerville in Rome [Italy]. Communicated by Herschel. Received by the Royal Society on 6 November 1845. Read 27 November 1845.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 5, 1851.

Reference number
PT/30/8
Earliest possible date
20 September 1845
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
12 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Mary Somerville

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Mary Somerville, Extract, 'On the action of the rays of the spectrum on vegetable juices' from a letter from Mrs M [Mary] Somerville to Sir J F W [John Frederick William] Herschel, 20 September 1845, PT/30/8, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_30_8/extract-on-the-action-of-the-rays-of-the-spectrum-on-vegetable-juices-from-a-letter-from-mrs-m-mary-somerville-to-sir-j-f-w-john-frederick-william-herschel, accessed on 21 July 2024

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