|Description||Volume of the manuscript versions of papers published by the Royal Society in Philosophical Transactions volumes 126, 128, and 129 in 1836, 1838 and 1839. |
The volume also includes some original illustrations and figures in various media (drawings, watercolours) in support of the papers.
A note in the front of the volume reads 'Phil. Trans. 1836 - 1838 - 1839. The others missing. Bound 1856'. Manuscripts present from vol 126 include the following:
'An account of the great earthquake experienced in Chile on the 20th of February, 1835; with a map' by Alexander Caldcleugh;
'Some account of the Volcanic eruption of Cosegüina in the Bay of Fonseca, commonly called the Bay of Conchagua, on the Western Coast of Central America' by Alexander Caldcleugh;
'Discussion of the magnetical observations made by Captain Back, R. N. during his late arctic expedition' by Samuel Hunter Christie;
'Note relative to the supposed origin of the deficient rays in the solar spectrum; being an account of an experiment made at Edinburgh during the annular eclipse of 15th May 1836' by James David Forbes; and
'On the brain of the negro [sic], compared with that of the European and the orang-outang' by Frederick Tiedemann.
Manuscripts present from volume 128 include the following:
'Supplementary note to experimental researches in electricity. — eleventh series' by Michael Faraday.
Manuscripts present from volume 129 include the following:
'An account of the fall of a meteoric stone the Cold Bokkeveld, Cape of Good Hope' by Thomas Maclear;
'Note of Mr. Ivory relating to the correcting of an error in a paper printed in the Philosophical Transactions for 1838, pp. 57, &c' by James Ivory;
'On the conditions of equilibrium of an incompressible fluid, the particles which are acted upon by accelerating forces' by James Ivory;
'On the constitution of the resins. Part II' by James Finlay Weir Johnston; and
'On the constitution of the resins. Part III' by James Finlay Weir Johnston.