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Sectional committee: Physics

Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions or Proceedings. The style of the paper is 'very bad from a scientific point of view'. It seems as if 'the undigested contents of a laboratory notebook were unloaded on the reader'. The work 'has been done in good faith', but 'it is difficult to feel confidence in it'. The number of illustrations is 'excessive'. If it is published, it should be shortened.

[Not published].

Endorsed on verso as received 22 July 1925.

Reference number
RR/32/95
Earliest possible date
June 1925
Physical description
Standardised form (type D), one note on paper and two typed notes on paper
Page extent
8 pages
Format
Manuscript
Typescript

Creator name

Robert John Strutt

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Robert John Strutt, Referee's report by Robert John Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, on a paper 'The formation and composition of Mercury Helide' by [John Job] Manley, June 1925, RR/32/95, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_32_95/referees-report-by-robert-john-strutt-lord-rayleigh-on-a-paper-the-formation-and-composition-of-mercury-helide-by-john-job-manley, accessed on 24 May 2024

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