Reference numberPT/42
TitleManuscripts of papers published in Philosophical Transactions, 1851
DateOctober 1846 - April 1853
DescriptionThe third of three volumes containing the manuscript versions of papers published by the Royal Society in volume 141 of Philosophical Transactions in 1851. This volume comprises papers XIII-XXXI.

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

Missing from this volume are the manuscripts for the following papers:
'On the results of periodical observations of the positions and distances of nineteen of the stars in Sir John Herschel’s lists of stars, favourably situated for the investigation of parallax, contained in part III. of the Philosophical Transactions for 1826, and part I. 1827' by John Wrottesley;
'Researches into the molecular constitution of the organic bases' by August Wilhelm von Hofmann; and
'On the annual variation of the magnetic declination, at different periods of the day' by Edward Sabine.
ExtentOne volume containing 16 papers and one letter
Physical descriptionVellum-covered volume, gilded title on spine
Dimensions39cm x 28cm
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Access statusOpen
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