Skip to content

Please be aware that some material may contain words, descriptions or illustrations which will not reflect current scientific understanding and may be considered in today's context inaccurate, unethical, offensive or distressing.

Referee's report by Harold Baily Dixon, on a paper 'Explosions of mixtures of coal-gas and air in a closed vessel' by Leonard Bairstow and A D Alexander

Reference number: RR/16/254

Date: 05 March 1905

Description

Sectional Committee: not stated.

Encloses notes made in going through Bairstow and Alexander's paper. These may be shown to Callendar who could pronounce with certainty on the suitability of the paper as it is 'just his subject'.
Asks if there is a meeting of the Society on 23rd March as he has a paper on the atomic weight of chlorine with E C Edgar, and wonders if he might read it then. Provides detailed queries regarding the paper, with references to the pages of the original paper and with reference to experimental design, assumptions made by the authors, and a formula quoted as Callendar's for the specific heat of steam.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1905].

Reference number
RR/16/254
Earliest possible date
05 March 1905
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Harold Baily Dixon

View page for Harold Baily Dixon

Use this record

Citation

Harold Baily Dixon, Referee's report by Harold Baily Dixon, on a paper 'Explosions of mixtures of coal-gas and air in a closed vessel' by Leonard Bairstow and A D Alexander, 05 March 1905, RR/16/254, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_16_254/referees-report-by-harold-baily-dixon-on-a-paper-explosions-of-mixtures-of-coal-gas-and-air-in-a-closed-vessel-by-leonard-bairstow-and-a-d-alexander, accessed on 25 February 2024

Link to this record

Embed this record

<iframe src="https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/embed/items/rr_16_254/referees-report-by-harold-baily-dixon-on-a-paper-explosions-of-mixtures-of-coal-gas-and-air-in-a-closed-vessel-by-leonard-bairstow-and-a-d-alexander" title="Referee's report by Harold Baily Dixon, on a paper 'Explosions of mixtures of coal-gas and air in a closed vessel' by Leonard Bairstow and A D Alexander" allow="fullscreen" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="500px"></iframe>

Related Publications

Related Fellows

Explore the collection

  • Referee Reports

    Date: 1832-1949

    This collection contains reports on scientific papers submitted for publication to the Royal Society. Started in 1832 when the system was formalised, it is a record of the origins of peer review publishing in practice.

    View collection