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Paper, 'On the effect of local attraction upon the plumb-line at stations on the English arc of the meridian between Dunnose and Burleigh Moor; and a method of computing its amount' by Archdeacon [John Henry] Pratt

Reference number: PT/52/3

Date: 23 September 1854

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Refers to Dunnose in the Isle of Wight and Burleigh Moor [Burley Moor] in West Yorkshire. Includes additional note written by Pratt in Lausanne [Switzerland] on 8 October 1855 and a postscript written in London on 2 June 1855. 48 manuscript pages and two plates.

Subject: Geodesy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the effect of local attraction upon the plumb-line at stations on the English Arc of the Meridian, between Dunnose and Burleigh Moor; and a method computing its amount'.

Written by Pratt at Deep River, Cape of Good Hope [Diep River, Western Cape, South Africa]. Communicated by Prof [James] Challis. Received by the Royal Society on 5 June 1855. Read 21 June 1855.

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 7, 1856.

Reference number
PT/52/3
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23 September 1854
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Ink on paper
Page extent
50 pages
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Manuscript

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John Henry Pratt

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John Henry Pratt, Paper, 'On the effect of local attraction upon the plumb-line at stations on the English arc of the meridian between Dunnose and Burleigh Moor; and a method of computing its amount' by Archdeacon [John Henry] Pratt, 23 September 1854, PT/52/3, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_52_3/paper-on-the-effect-of-local-attraction-upon-the-plumb-line-at-stations-on-the-english-arc-of-the-meridian-between-dunnose-and-burleigh-moor-and-a-method-of-computing-its-amount-by-archdeacon-john-henry-pratt, accessed on 30 May 2024

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