Reference numberMS/427/268
Alternative reference numberMS/427 p52
TitleCopy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Col. [Vivian Dering] Majendie, Chief Inspector of Explosives.
Date17 March 1883
DescriptionReplies that the report asked was found in the Council Minutes and so small a copy it is not worth being sent. Provides an extract of the report which was sent to the Ordance Office in 1801 regarding the 'electrical excitation.' As requested Stokes gives his opinion that these electrical excitations would not be able to inflame gunpowder.
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