Reference numberAP/10/4
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the hour lines of the ancients' by W A [William Archibald] Cadell
DescriptionCadell writes on sundials and the division of time between sunrise and sunset into twelve hours, a practice used by the ancient Greeks and Romans. He studies sundials held in the British Museum collections, some part of the Elgin Marbles, analysing in particular how the hour lines are drawn.

Corrections and annotations appear throughout in graphite and ink.

Subject: Anthropology

Marked as received by the Royal Society on 18 July 1830 with the initials PMR [Peter Mark Roget]. Read 23 December 1830.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the hour lines of the ancients'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0006
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3257Cadell; William Archibald (1775 - 1855)1775 - 1855
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
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