|Title||Paper, 'On some physical properties of ice and on the motion of glaciers, with special reference to the late Canon Moseley's objections to gravitation theories' by Coutts Trotter|
|Description||Trotter writes: 'It will be remembered that in a paper “On the Descent of Glaciers,” read to the Royal Society on the 19th of April, 1855 (“Proc. Roy. Soc.,” vol. 7, pp. 333—342; “Phil. Mag.,” vol. x, pp. 60—67) [see AP/37/9], Canon Moseley proposed a new theory to account for the phenomena of glacier motion. The theory was suggested, as is well known, by the observation of the gradual descent of a sheet of lead resting on a roof of moderate slope, and exposed to considerable diurnal variations of temperature.'|
Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Figures are noted as 'with engraver'.
Received 22 December 1884. Read 29 January 1885. Communicated by George Gabriel Stokes.
A version of this paper was published in volume 38 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On some physical properties of ice and on the motion of glaciers, with special reference to the late Canon Moseley's objections to gravitation theories'.
|Physical description||Ink and graphite pencil on paper|
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|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1884.0074|
|Related records in the catalogue||AP/37/9|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8283||Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)||1819 - 1903|
|NA2248||Moseley; Henry (1801 - 1872)||1801 - 1872|