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Reference numberAP/33/10
LevelItem
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the supply of water from the chalk stratum in the neighbourhood of London' by John Dickinson
Date26 December 1850
DescriptionDickinson aims to explain and illustrate the supply of subterranean water which is always found at certain depths in the chalk strata, the circumstances that influence its natural outflow by springs and rivers, the practicability of draining off that water by an artificial mode of exhaustion, and the changes that would be produced by carrying such an operation into effect on a large scale.

Subject: Geology

Received 6 January 1851. Read 6 February 1851. Written by Dickinson at Abbot's Hill [London].

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 6 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 supply of water from the chalk stratum in the neighbourhood of London'.
Extent17p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1850.0009
Related records in the catalogueRR/2/58
RR/2/57
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7642Dickinson; John (1782 - 1869)1782 - 1869
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