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Referee's report by Alexander Ross Clarke, on a paper 'On gravimeters; with special reference to a torsion gravimeter, designed by the late J. Allan Broun, F. R. S' by John Herschel

Reference number: RR/8/317

Date: 11 February 1881

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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society', suggests the Proceedings instead. The paper is 'a record of failure'. Does not like the style of writing, 'but that may be a mere matter of taste'.

Subject: Applied Sciences, Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1881]

Reference number
RR/8/317
Earliest possible date
11 February 1881
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Alexander Ross Clarke

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Alexander Ross Clarke, Referee's report by Alexander Ross Clarke, on a paper 'On gravimeters; with special reference to a torsion gravimeter, designed by the late J. Allan Broun, F. R. S' by John Herschel, 11 February 1881, RR/8/317, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_8_317/referees-report-by-alexander-ross-clarke-on-a-paper-on-gravimeters-with-special-reference-to-a-torsion-gravimeter-designed-by-the-late-j-allan-broun-f-r-s-by-john-herschel, accessed on 01 March 2024

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