Reference numberAP/10
TitleArchived papers: volume 10, scientific papers submitted the Royal Society unpublished or abstracted, 1820-1838
DescriptionContains 54 papers and letters submitted to the Royal Society but not published at the time of receipt. The papers are arranged alphabetically by author and cover the period of 1813-1838 [spine reads 1820-1838]. Includes an index at the beginning of the volume.

AP/10/12-29 are papers and letters relating to John Walsh's paper titled 'Binomial Calculus: Development of Functions'.

AP/10/30-54 are letters received by the Royal Society as a result of an irresponsible statement, titled 'A Curious Fact', published in the Sheffield Mercury and subsequently republished in various newspapers around the world. The statement promised that a reward of 'a medal and a hundred guineas' was offered by the Society to anyone who could explain satisfactorily the odd behaviour of two cards when blown upon when arranged in a certain way on top of a tube.

Two papers were published in the form in which they appear in this volume:
'On the mutual action of sulphuric acid and alcohol, with observations on the composition and properties of the resulting compound' by Henry Hennell;
'On the barometer' by John Frederic Daniell.
ExtentOne volume containing 35 letters, 18 papers, and one note
Physical descriptionVellum-covered volume, gilded title on the spine
Dimensions39cm x 26cm
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
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