Reference numberAP/27/4
TitleUnpublished letter, 'An account of a slight shock of an earthquake felt in the Channel Islands' from Elliott Hoskins to Peter Mark Roget
Date5 January 1844
DescriptionHoskins describes a noise resembling a distant thunder-clap, which was 'immediately followed by sounds as of a railroad carriage rumbling over an irregular metallic surface [...] accompanied by distinct undulatory motion'. This was followed by a shock, the whole thing lasting from 10 to 15 seconds.

Annotations in ink throughout.

Subject: Seismology

Communicated by Roget.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 5 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'An account of a slight shock of an earthquake felt in the channel Islands. J. Elliott Hoskins, M. D., F. R. S.: in a letter to P. M. Roget, M. D., Sec. R. S., &c. Communicated by Dr. Roget'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0007
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
NA7603Hoskins; Samuel Elliott (1799 - 1888)1799 - 1888
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