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28 manuscript pages and three plates showing graphs of the variation of the declination magnet.

Subject: Geodesy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the nature of the sun’s magnetic action upon the earth'.

Communicated by General [Edward] Sabine. Received by the Royal Society on 30 April 1863. Read 21 May 1863.

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 12, 1863.

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Charles Chambers

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Charles Chambers, Paper, 'On the nature of the sun's magnetic action upon the earth' by Charles Chambers, 1863, PT/69/9, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 20 July 2024

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    Dates: 1802-1865

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