Reference numberMS/119/2/98
TitleLetter from William James Smythe, Longwood, St Helena to Humphrey Lloyd
Date30 June 1842
DescriptionSmythe thanks Lloyd for sending a description of his new magnetical instrument. Discussion on low readings of the intensity from the declination magnetometer than was expected. Smythe sends Lloyd a copy of readings from 10am and 1pm [not enclosed], and discusses what these readings show and the possible cause. Smythe describes removing the magnet from its suspension thread and finding a difference that suggests its removal was the cause of the disturbance.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2701Smythe; William James (1816 - 1887)1816 - 1887
NA8252Lloyd; Humphrey (1800 - 1881)1800 - 1881
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