Reference numberAP/13/15
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the absorption of atmospheric moisture by the strata of chalk and limestone' by Willm Alexr [William Alexander] Mackinnon
Date22 February 1827
DescriptionMackinnon reports his observations of the air in the chalk strata near Southampton [Hampshire, England] made with a hygrometer, ascertaining that the air is dryer in chalk and limestone regions than in alluvial regions, deducing that chalk and limestone absorb moisture from the atmosphere. Minor corrections appear in graphite.

Subject: Meteorology

Written by Mackinnon at Hyde Park Place [London]. Communicated by Davies Gilbert on Thursday 22 February 1827.
Physical descriptionInk on paper; written in landscape orientation
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2972Mackinnon; William Alexander (1784 - 1870); politician and merchant1784 - 1870
NA8707Gilbert; Davies (1767-1839)1767-1839
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