Reference numberMC/12/313
TitleLetter from Colonel V D [Vivian Dering] Majendie, HM Chief Inspector of Explosives, Home Office, to Professor G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society, Burlington House, London
CreatorMajendie; Colonel Sir; Vivian Dering (1836-1898); British engineer
Date13 March 1883
DescriptionRequesting a copy of a report of a Royal Society Committee, who looked into the potential electrical cause of an explosion at Waltham Abbey in 1801. Majendie asks whether new advances in electricity can shed new light on the Society's findings from 82 years ago.

[For reply, see related record.]
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueMC/12/315
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NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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