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Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions. The author 'descends to ridicule' and is 'unintelligible'. He wrongly believes the the Earth stands still - the referee complains about there being sixty pages on this belief.

Subject: Astronomy

[Not published].

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25 December 1838
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages

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William Henry Smyth

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William Henry Smyth, Referee's report by William Henry Smyth, on an unnamed paper by Demouville, 25 December 1838, RR/1/55, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 May 2024

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