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Referee has doubts about whether the paper should be published in Philosophical Transactions. He is inclined to believe that the paper would be better suited to a mathematical journal. Although, since Arthur Cayley is involved with the paper, the referee thinks this must make it suitable for publication, as he holds Cayley's opinion in high regard.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in Philosophical Transactions, 1862].

Reference number
RR/4/225
Earliest possible date
02 June 1862
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

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James Joseph Sylvester

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James Joseph Sylvester, Referee's report by James Joseph Sylvester, on a paper 'On the calculus of functions' by William Henry Leighton Russell, 02 June 1862, RR/4/225, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_4_225/referees-report-by-james-joseph-sylvester-on-a-paper-on-the-calculus-of-functions-by-william-henry-leighton-russell, accessed on 25 July 2024

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