|Title||Unpublished paper, 'On the Aurora Borealis which occurred on the evening of Friday 17th November 1848' by R Smith|
|Creator||Smith; R (fl 1849)|
|Description||Smith 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.
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 description||Ink and graphite pencil on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0173|
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|NA6616||Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist||1779 - 1869|