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Reference numberMM/11/190
LevelItem
TitleDraft letter, signed by J F W Herschel, Charles Wheatstone and Edward Sabine, forwarding the report of the Joint Committee of Physics and Meteorology of the Royal Society
Datec.1840
DescriptionThe letter states the findings of the Committee as regards the subject of an extended system of magnetic observation.

Mentioned are the naval expedition under the command of Captain James Clark Ross and the establishment of fixed magnetic observatories, the object of which being "the execution of a series of corresponding magnetic observations during a period of three years".
Extent4 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
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