Reference numberAP/10/49
TitleUnpublished letter, regarding 'A curious fact' from Davies Gilbert to John Coombe
Date30 October 1833
DescriptionLetter from Gilbert to Coombe, responding to a letter (AP/10/48) from Coombe received by the Royal Society as a result of a statement, titled 'A Curious Fact' (see AP/10 for description). Gilbert explains that he received Coombe's communications, but that the problem in 'A Curious Fact' was never discussed by the Royal Society and the solution is published in the Journal of the Royal Institution.

Subject: Physics
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/10/48
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8707Gilbert; Davies (1767-1839)1767-1839
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