Reference numberAP/20/10
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Some account of the appearances of the solar spots, as seen from Hereford, on the 15th and 16th of May 1836 during and after the solar eclipse' by Henry Lawson
Date6 June 1836
DescriptionLawson shares observations on the 'astronomical novelty' of solar spots during and after a solar eclipse, viewed using a refracting telescope. Marked on back as 'not to be printed'.

Subject: Astronomy

Received 8 June 1836. Read 9 June 1836. Communicated by Sir Henry Ellis.

Written by Lawson in Hereford [England].

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 3 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'Some account of the appearances of the solar spots, as seen from Hereford, on the 15th and 16th of May, 1836, during and after the solar eclipse. By Henry Lawson, Esq. in a letter to Sir Henry Ellis, K. G. H., F. R. S. by whom it was communicated to the society'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
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Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0247
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5420Lawson; Henry (1774 - 1855)1774 - 1855
NA3268Ellis; Sir; Henry (1777 - 1869)1777 - 1869
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