Reference numberMC/6/113
TitleLetter from J [Joseph] Hamel, member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences at St Petersburg, to Professor G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society
Date15 November 1860
DescriptionForwarding a copy of his 'Historical account of the introduction of the galvanic and electro-magnetic telegraph', printed in German in St Peterburg [see related material]. Hamel references Baron [Pavel] Schilling's telegraph design and previous efforts to install a cable between Cronstadt [Kronštádt] and Peterhof [Petergof] through the Gulf of Finland prior to Schilling's death.
Access statusOpen
Related materialRCN: 42865
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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