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Paper, 'Account of pendulum experiments undertaken in the Harton Colliery, for the purpose of determining the mean density of the earth' by G B [George Biddell] Airy

Reference number: PT/54/5

Date: 1855

Description

Refers to the Harton Colliery in County Durham, England. 128 manuscript pages and two plates.

Subject: Geodesy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Account of pendulum experiments undertaken in the Harton Colliery, for the purpose of determining the mean density of the earth'.

Received by the Royal Society on 26 December 1855. Read 24 and 31 January 1856.

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 8, 1857.

Reference number
PT/54/5
Earliest possible date
1855
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Ink on paper
Page extent
130 pages
Format
Manuscript

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George Biddell Airy

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George Biddell Airy, Paper, 'Account of pendulum experiments undertaken in the Harton Colliery, for the purpose of determining the mean density of the earth' by G B [George Biddell] Airy, 1855, PT/54/5, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_54_5/paper-account-of-pendulum-experiments-undertaken-in-the-harton-colliery-for-the-purpose-of-determining-the-mean-density-of-the-earth-by-g-b-george-biddell-airy, accessed on 14 June 2024

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