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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Suggests the author should continue their investigations. Suggests work should also be undertaken by the government in this important area of investigation. Suggests the Royal Society should 'move the government in the establishment of laboratories for investigation, in which teaching would be thoroughly subordinate to the search for new knowledge of properties of matter'.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]

Reference number
RR/6/178
Earliest possible date
11 April 1866
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
8 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

William Thomson

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William Thomson, Referee's report by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On the viscosity or internal friction of air and other gases' by James Clerk Maxwell, 11 April 1866, RR/6/178, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_6_178/referees-report-by-william-thomson-1st-baron-kelvin-on-the-bakerian-lecture-on-the-viscosity-or-internal-friction-of-air-and-other-gases-by-james-clerk-maxwell, accessed on 16 April 2024

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