Reference numberMC/8/327
TitleLetter from L H Everitt, member of the Royal College of Surgeons, New Orleans, [Louisiana], to [Sir Edward Sabine], President of the Royal Society, London, England
Date24 February 1869
DescriptionProposing his theory that sound is not made up of vibrations of air but rather molecules of matter. Related to this is Everitt's invention of an acoustic battery for telegraphic purposes, which has been patented in various countries.
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