Reference numberAP/20/8
TitleUnpublished letter, 'Report upon a letter addressed by the Baron de Humboldt to HRH the President of the Royal Society and communicated by HRH to the Council' from S [Samuel] Hunter Christie and G B [George Biddell] Airy to the President of the Royal Society
Date9 June 1836
DescriptionReport by the Humboldt Letter Committee on Humboldt's recent letter on terrestial magnetism (AP/20/7), presenting an overview of Humboldt's letter. Christie and Airy recommend that Humboldt's plans for magnetic stations are presented to the government so that observatories can be established. Annotated in pencil throughout.

Subject: Magnetism

Read 9 June 1836.

This report 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 'Report upon a letter addressed by M. le Baron de Humboldt to his Royal highness the President of the Royal Society, and communicated by his Royal Highness to the council'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0269
Related records in the catalogueAP/20/7
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8035Airy; Sir; George Biddell (1801 - 1892); astronomer and mathematician1801 - 1892
NA8168Christie; Samuel Hunter (1784 - 1865); mathematician1784 - 1865
NA7984Humboldt; Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von (1769 - 1859); naturalist and traveller1769 - 1859
NA8338Augustus Frederick (1773 - 1843); Duke of Sussex1773 - 1843
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