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The second of two volumes containing the manuscript versions of papers published by the Royal Society in volume 153 of Philosophical Transactions in 1863. This volume comprises papers XVI-XXX.

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 the rigidity of the earth' by William Thomson; and
'Dynamical problems regarding elastic spheroidal shells and spheroids of incompressible liquid' by William Thomson.

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Earliest possible date
December 1862 - January 1864
Physical description
Vellum-covered volume, gilded title on spine
Page extent
One volume containing 14 papers and one note

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Manuscripts of papers published in Philosophical Transactions, 1863, December 1862 - January 1864, PT/69, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 July 2024

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