Reference numberMC/5/84
TitleLetter from Francis Higginson, 2 Marine Place, Dover, to S [Samuel] Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society, Somerset House, London
Date24 February 1853
DescriptionResponding vehemently to Christie's remarks on Higginson's delivery of meteoric stone specimens to the Society and accompanying writing. Higginson reiterates his observations and scientific opinions and repeatedly rebuffs accusations and criticisms made by Christie. Higginson also requests confirmation that his paper on the causes of [magnetic] attraction were not communicated to the Society in 1835.

[The letter is over two papers, the second of which is marked MC/5/84a within the volume.]
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1850.0095
Related records in the catalogueMC/5/89
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8168Christie; Samuel Hunter (1784 - 1865); mathematician1784 - 1865
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