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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Suggests publication instead in the Proceedings. Refers to work of Dancee [?], Francesco Brioschi and Ladd [?]. The paper apparently is the first printed account of the use of a ruled glass plate in a microscope. Considers the paper hastily put together. Both papers should be printed together, and will write to Mr White to communicate this [RR/8/65].. 'How you will hate me for bothering you with this tremendously long letter, but I hope before we meet time will have softened your anger. Please remember that this letter has been written at different times and with many interruptions, so if it is unintelligible don't be too hard upon me'.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry, Applied Sciences

[Both paper published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1878]

Reference number
RR/8/64
Earliest possible date
08 August 1877
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
24 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Robert Bellamy Clifton

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Robert Bellamy Clifton, Referee's report by Robert Bellamy Clifton, on two papers 'On some hitherto undescribed optical properties of doubly refracting crystals.—Preliminary notice' by Henry Clifton Sorby, and 'On the foci of lines seen through a crystalline plate' by George Gabriel Stokes, 08 August 1877, RR/8/64, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_8_64/referees-report-by-robert-bellamy-clifton-on-two-papers-on-some-hitherto-undescribed-optical-properties-of-doubly-refracting-crystalspreliminary-notice-by-henry-clifton-sorby-and-on-the-foci-of-lines-seen-through-a-crystalline-plate-by-george-gabriel-stokes, accessed on 13 April 2024

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