|Title||Letter from JD Roberton, Royal Society, to Sir John Herschel|
|Date||3 November 1843|
|Description||On the referral to Herschel of a paper by James D Forbes. Herschel was asked to judge whether the paper was suitable to be awarded the Royal Society's Gold Medal.|
The paper in question ("On the Transparency of the Atmosphere and the Law of Extinction of the Solar Rays in Passing through It") was the Bakerian Lecture of 1842.
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|NA8238||Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); Astronomer||1792 - 1871|