Reference numberAP/11/1
TitleUnpublished paper, 'New phenomena caused by the effects of magnetic influence' by J H Abraham
Date28 February 1824
DescriptionAbraham describes his experiments to develop a better conductor to protect buildings from atmospheric electricity [lightning]. He found that the attraction of opposite poles in a circular arrangement of magnets neutralised the active properties of the magnets. Minor corrections appear throughout in graphite.

Subject: Physics

Written by Abraham in Sheffield [Yorkshire, England]. Communicated by W [William] Tooke.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3459Tooke; William (1777 - 1863)1777 - 1863
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView