Reference numberNLB/60/433
Alternative reference numberNLB/60 p243
TitleCopy letter from [Alfred Hastings] White, Assistant Librarian of the Royal Society; to Alex Richardson Esquire, Principal of the School of Metalliferous Mining
Date4 February 1921
DescriptionInforms Mr. Alex Richardson that 'the problem of the path of a falling body as modified by the earth's rotation was mentioned as a theoretical point that might be investigated practically' by [Isaac] Newton to Robert Hooke. Describes Hooke's subsequent experiment and Newton's re-study of the theory of gravitation.
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