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Reference numberNLB/26/309
Alternative reference numberNLB/26 p185
LevelItem
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, G Jasper Nicholls LLB, Bideford, North Devon
Date27 February 1903
DescriptionAcknowledges their letter of 16 February, and reminds him that it is the practice of the Royal Society to never give their opinion as a body on subjects submitted to them. However, though it is well known that the mean sea level is never maintained, and that great mountain masses like the Himalayas exercise a considerable gravitational affect in their region, it would be difficult to obtain a serious scientific opinion from the vague statements he sends.

It is probable that the S S Rewa burnt more coal in going from Madras to Calcutta than from Calcutta to Madras, not because the route was up hill and the other down hill, but for a variety of practical reasons.
Extent1p
FormatCarbon
Physical descriptionTypescript
Access statusOpen
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