Record

Reference numberCLP/2/33
LevelFile
TitlePaper, 'An account of the whispering place at Gloucester [Cathedral]' by William Henry Powle
Date29 October 1662
DescriptionExplains he layout and structure of a narrow passage in Gloucester Cathedral behind the high altar called a whispering gallery. A gentle whisper at the end of this gallery was audible for the entire length of the gallery. Its description by Henry Powle was read at the meeting of the Royal Society on 5 November 1662. Earlier in the year (August 1662), fellows such as Robert Boyle, Jonathan Goddard, Walter Charleton and William Croone were discussing echoes and sounds, and had sought information about the whispering gallery from Henry Powle.

Includes a diagram.

Subject: Acoustics / Architecture

Read to the Royal Society on 29 October 1662.
LanguageEnglish
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialMS/215/031
MS/776/232-33
RBC/1/257
Related records in the catalogueRBO/2ii/5
RBC/1/58
RBO/2i/5
CLP/7i/29
CLP/2/33/2
CLP/2/33/1
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6139Powle; Henry (1630 - 1692)1630 - 1692
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