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Letter from William Sharpey, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'An account of experiments on the change of the elastic force of a constant volume of atmospheric air, between 32° F. and 212° F., and also on the temperature of the melting-point of mercury' by Balfour Stewart

Reference number: RR/5/263

Date: 25 July 1863

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Suggests letting the author continue his research until he is ready for the paper to be published in the Philosophical Transactions, but the judgement is best left to one who is 'conversant with the subject'. Has let Richard Owen know that George Gabriel Stokes expects the proposal regarding Archeopteryx to come from him direct [RR/5/161 and RR/5/162].

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1863]

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RR/5/263
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25 July 1863
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Letter on paper
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2 pages
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Manuscript

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George Gabriel Stokes

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George Gabriel Stokes, Letter from William Sharpey, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'An account of experiments on the change of the elastic force of a constant volume of atmospheric air, between 32° F. and 212° F., and also on the temperature of the melting-point of mercury' by Balfour Stewart, 25 July 1863, RR/5/263, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_263/letter-from-william-sharpey-to-george-gabriel-stokes-regarding-a-paper-an-account-of-experiments-on-the-change-of-the-elastic-force-of-a-constant-volume-of-atmospheric-air-between-32-f-and-212-f-and-also-on-the-temperature-of-the-melting-point-of-mercury-by-balfour-stewart, accessed on 29 February 2024

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