Reference numberAP/8/14
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Observations on the new theory for explaining the coloured appearances of thin plates, lately published in the Transactions of this Society' by G [Gibbes] Walker Jordan
Date16 February 1811
DescriptionJordan critiques Isaac Newton's colour theory, attempting to prove his own new theory that colours of natural bodies depend on the distances between their integrant parts rather than on the sizes of these parts. Corrections appear throughout in ink.

Subject: Physics

Read to the Royal Society on 28 March 1811.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3029Jordan; Gibbes Walker (1757 - 1823); lawyer1757 - 1823
NA8414Newton; Sir; Isaac (1642 - 1727); natural philosopher and mathematician1642 - 1727
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