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37 manuscript pages including one figure.

Subject: Mathematics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the stability of loose earth'.

Written by Rankine in Glasgow. Received by the Royal Society on 10 June 1856. Read 19 June 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.

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07 June 1856
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Ink on paper
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37 pages

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William John Macquorn Rankine

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William John Macquorn Rankine, Paper, 'On the stability of loose earth' by W J [William John] Macquorn Rankine, 07 June 1856, PT/56/2, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 12 July 2024

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