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Reference numberMS/226
LevelSeries
TitleA history of pendulum observations, by John Herschel
Date1881-1886
DescriptionDraft version of a history of the use of pendulums for gravity observations, with an introduction to the unpublished material by the author, translations and reference notes for insertion into the final text.

Herschel's work on the manuscripts stopped in August 1881, shortly before he departed for the United States of America to aid in the manufacture of equipment for geodetic surveys there. The manuscripts were deposited with the Royal Society in March 1886, at the time of Herschel's retirement from the British Army with the honorary rank of Colonel.
Extent2 files, 2 items
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionPaper
DimensionsVarious sizes
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7955Herschel; John (1837 - 1921)1837 - 1921
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