Reference numberAP/10/46
TitleUnpublished letter, regarding 'A curious fact' from J H Cliff to the Secretary of the Royal Society
Date11 October 1833
DescriptionLetter received by the Royal Society as a result of a statement, titled 'A Curious Fact' (see AP/10 for description). Cliff explains that he read the Society's problem in Drakard's Stamford News, after which he carried out the experiment as described, deducing that the air must become rarefied when passing quickly through the tube, causing the phenomenon.

Subject: Physics

Written by Cliff in Gosberton, West Spalding, Lincolnshire [England] and addressed to the Secretary of the Royal Society at Somerset Place, London.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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