Reference numberPT/23
TitleManuscripts of papers published in Philosophical Transactions, 1840
DateAugust 1839 - June 1840
DescriptionThe first of two volumes of the manuscript versions of papers published by the Royal Society in volume 130 of 'Philosophical Transactions', covering papers I-XIX. The second volume is located at PT/24. A note at the beginning of this volume indicates that papers IV-VII, X, XII, and XIV are missing.

The volume includes some original illustrations and figures drawn in ink in support of the papers.

Missing from this volume are manuscripts for the following papers:
'Experimental researches in electricity.—Seventeenth series' by Michael Faraday;
'Contributions to terrestrial magnetism' by Edward Sabine;
'A Supplement to a paper entitled “Remarks on the theory of the dispersion of lights, as connected with polarization.”' by Baden Powell;
'Additional note to the eleventh series of researches on the tides' by William Whewell;
'An account of the shooting stars of 1095 and 1243' by Francis Palgrave;
'Researches in physical geology.—second series' by William Hopkins;
'The Bakerian lecture.— On the theoretical explanation of an apparent new polarity in light' by George Biddell Airy; and
'Researches on the tides. —Twelfth series. On the laws of the rise and fall of the sea's surface during each tide' by William Whewell.
ExtentOne volume containing 10 papers and one letter
Physical descriptionVellum-covered volume, gilded title on spine
Dimensions39cm x 28cm
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related records in the cataloguePT/24
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