Reference numberAP/31/16
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the Aurora Borealis which occurred on the evening of Friday 17th November 1848' by R Smith
CreatorSmith; R (fl 1849)
DescriptionSmith states that 17 November was a fine day with a clear sky and bright sunshine. Towards evening, the sky became cloudy and a few drops of rain fell, but it soon again became clear, with the exception of a few fleecy clouds that here and there dimmed its brightness. At 6.45pm a soft and gentle light began to illumine the northern region of the sky; Smith shares his observations on the lights in the sky.

Annotations in pencil throughout.

Subject: Meteorology

Written by Smith in Blackford, Perthshire [Scotland].

Received 11 January 1849. Communicated by P M [Peter Mark] 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 'On the aurora borealis which occurred on the evening of Friday, the 17th of November, 1848'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0173
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
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