Reference numberAP/12/9
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Experiments and observations on the rotation of an iron plate 18 inches in diameter as affecting the magnetic needle suggested by S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie Esq of Woolwich' by Henry Foster
DescriptionData tables from experiments carried out by Foster on the effect of the rotation of an iron plate on the magnetic needle, along with brief descriptions of the experiments. The experiments were carried out in Port Bowen [Queensland, Australia].

An ink inscription at top of covering page reads '(No 83. b) JFWH [John Frederick William Herschel]' and below the title, 'Not intended for Publication but as a deposit for reference'. Numerous annotations appear throughout in ink and graphite.

Subject: Geodesy

Written by Foster in Port Bowen. Received by the Royal Society on 16 December 1825.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8168Christie; Samuel Hunter (1784 - 1865); mathematician1784 - 1865
NA7230Foster; Henry (1796 - 1831); navigator1796 - 1831
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