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Referee's report by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, on a paper 'On a method of making a direct comparison of electrostatic with electro­magnetic force; with a note on the electromagnetic theory of light' by James Clerk Maxwell, and 'Researches on solar physics. Heliographical positions and areas of sun-spots observed with the Kew photoheliograph during the years 1862 and 1863' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy

Reference number: RR/6/181

Date: 19 October 1868

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Paper by James Clerk Maxwell
Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]

Paper by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy
Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society', but only the useful tables are necessary; these can be replaced with short abstracts or deferred.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]

Reference number
RR/6/181
Earliest possible date
19 October 1868
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Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

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William Thomson

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William Thomson, Referee's report by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, on a paper 'On a method of making a direct comparison of electrostatic with electro­magnetic force; with a note on the electromagnetic theory of light' by James Clerk Maxwell, and 'Researches on solar physics. Heliographical positions and areas of sun-spots observed with the Kew photoheliograph during the years 1862 and 1863' by Warren De La Rue, Balfour Stewart and Benjamin Loewy, 19 October 1868, RR/6/181, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_6_181/referees-report-by-william-thomson-1st-baron-kelvin-on-a-paper-on-a-method-of-making-a-direct-comparison-of-electrostatic-with-electromagnetic-force-with-a-note-on-the-electromagnetic-theory-of-light-by-james-clerk-maxwell-and-researches-on-solar-physics-heliographical-positions-and-areas-of-sun-spots-observed-with-the-kew-photoheliograph-during-the-years-1862-and-1863-by-warren-de-la-rue-balfour-stewart-and-benjamin-loewy, accessed on 13 April 2024

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