Account of pendulum experiments undertaken in the Harton Colliery, for the purpose of determining the mean density of the earth, by G. B. Airy

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                                permission of Professor Chevallier; Mr. George Rümker, Astronomer of the Durham Observatory, joined
the party; and finally I was enabled by the
kindness of R.C. Carrington Esq. to avail
myself of the services of Mr.G.H. Simmonds,
Assistant of the Red Hill Observatory. Mr. Dunkin
superintended the party, and, during the observations,
controlled the local operations of every kind. Under
the admirable management of Mr. Dunkin, and the
zealous and orderly assistance of all the gentlemen
whom I have named, the work went on with the
most perfect regularity. I cannot express how much
I am indebted to the hearty cooperation of every
individual <s>[?]</s> Assistant during the whole course of 
the operation from the beginning to the end.
     Lodgings were provided for the party in the town
of South Shields. Their comfort, during their
singular occupation, as well as my own on the occasion
                            
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Author
George Biddell Airy
Reference
PT/54/5
Series
PT
Date
1855
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Account of pendulum experiments undertaken in the Harton Colliery, for the purpose of determining the mean density of the earth, by G. B. Airy, 1855. From The Royal Society, PT/54/5

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