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Referee's report by Robert Bellamy Clifton, on a paper 'On the velocity of transmission through sea-water of disturbances of large amplitude caused by explosions' by Richard Threlfall and John Frederick Adair

Reference number: RR/10/308

Date: 23 March 1889

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No clear statement regarding publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Doubts the value of the paper as a contribution to knowledge. 'I dare say you will curse me for being so long-winded but is it a penalty you have to pay for allocating the paper to be referred to a man who has become so old and imbecile that he cannot form a decided opinion on any subject'.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1890]

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RR/10/308
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23 March 1889
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Letter on paper
Page extent
2 pages
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Manuscript

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Robert Bellamy Clifton

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Robert Bellamy Clifton, Referee's report by Robert Bellamy Clifton, on a paper 'On the velocity of transmission through sea-water of disturbances of large amplitude caused by explosions' by Richard Threlfall and John Frederick Adair, 23 March 1889, RR/10/308, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_10_308/referees-report-by-robert-bellamy-clifton-on-a-paper-on-the-velocity-of-transmission-through-sea-water-of-disturbances-of-large-amplitude-caused-by-explosions-by-richard-threlfall-and-john-frederick-adair, accessed on 29 February 2024

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