|Title||Unpublished manuscript, 'An account of certain experiments made with a view of determining the law of attraction between iron and a magnetic compass needle' by P [Peter] Barlow|
|Date||10 May 1819|
|Description||Paper by Barlow recounting experiments to determine the law of attraction between iron and magnetic compass needles. His distils his findings into four rules that can be used to calculate the effect of the local attraction of a ship upon a compass at any location where the dip of the magnetic needle is known.|
Annotations appear throughout in graphite. Pages 1-9 are missing from the manuscript.
Written by Barlow at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich [London]. Read to the Royal Society on 27 May 1819.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Related records in the catalogue||AP/8A/1|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA5788||Barlow; Peter (1776 - 1862); mathematician||1776 - 1862|