Reference numberAP/10/31
TitleUnpublished letter, regarding 'A curious fact' from John Bates to the President of the Royal Society
Date1 October 1833
DescriptionLetter received by the Royal Society as a result of a statement, titled 'A Curious Fact' (see AP/10 for description). Bates first quotes the paragraph from his local newspaper, Drakard's Stamford News, and then provides his solution to the problem, stating that a vacuum or rarefied space is formed by blowing through the tube. Includes two drawings in the text.

Subject: Physics

Written by Bates in Wilson Street, Newark [Nottinghamshire] and addressed to the President of the Royal Society [Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex]. Postmarked 3 October 1833.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/10/31/1
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NA8338Augustus Frederick (1773 - 1843); Duke of Sussex1773 - 1843
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