Reference numberNLB/8/50
Alternative reference numberNLB/8 p33
TitleCopy letter from [John William Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, to J B Hannay
Date6 July 1893
DescriptionRayleigh explains that the referees appointed to report on Hannay's paper believe there to be insufficient evidence to establish with certainty the existence of the 'volatile compounds' to which he attributes 'such an important operation'. On the referees behalf, he asks if Hannay can supply additional evidence, or can undertake further investigation to confirm his findings.
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