|Title||Unpublished letter, 'An account of a slight shock of an earthquake felt in the Channel Islands' from Elliott Hoskins to Peter Mark Roget|
|Date||5 January 1844|
|Description||Hoskins 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.
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 description||Ink on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0007|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA6616||Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist||1779 - 1869|
|NA7603||Hoskins; Samuel Elliott (1799 - 1888)||1799 - 1888|