Reference numberMC/5/90
TitleLetter from Francis Higginson, 2 Marine Place, Dover, to S [Samuel] Hunter Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society, and to the President [the Earl of Rosse] and the Fellows
Date16 March 1853
DescriptionReiterating his stance against Christie's remarks and defending his choice of words in his initial letter, dated 24 February. Higginson laments the waste of public money for magnetic surveys and observations based on misinformation. He further describes his demonstration in 1835 of the causation of magnetic attraction to his Royal Highness, the Duke of Sussex. Higginson requests further information from Christie on his deposited papers from 1835 in the manuscripts and letter books in the Society's archive.

[The letter is over two papers, the second of which is labelled MC/5/90a 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
NA8084Parsons; William (1800 - 1867); 3rd Earl of Rosse1800 - 1867
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