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Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On the computation of the effect of the attraction of mountain-masses, as disturbing the apparent astronomical latitude of stations in geodetic surveys' by George Biddell Airy

Reference number: RR/2/5

Date: 30 January 1855

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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society', but only if the paper by Archdeacon Pratt is also to be included, in which case Airy's paper should be inserted immediately after; if it is not printed immediately after the Archdeacon's paper in the Transactions, it should probably be printed at length in the Proceedings. Refers to similar measurments undertaken by John Henry Pratt (Archdeacon of Calcutta).

Subject: Physics

[Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London]

Reference number
RR/2/5
Earliest possible date
30 January 1855
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Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
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Manuscript

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George Gabriel Stokes

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George Gabriel Stokes, Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On the computation of the effect of the attraction of mountain-masses, as disturbing the apparent astronomical latitude of stations in geodetic surveys' by George Biddell Airy, 30 January 1855, RR/2/5, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_2_5/referees-report-by-george-gabriel-stokes-on-a-paper-on-the-computation-of-the-effect-of-the-attraction-of-mountain-masses-as-disturbing-the-apparent-astronomical-latitude-of-stations-in-geodetic-surveys-by-george-biddell-airy, accessed on 21 July 2024

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