Record

Reference numberPT/52/3
LevelFile
TitlePaper, 'On the effect of local attraction upon the plumb-line at stations on the English arc of the meridian between Dunnose and Burleigh Moor; and a method of computing its amount' by Archdeacon [John Henry] Pratt
Date23 September 1854
DescriptionRefers to Dunnose in the Isle of Wight and Burleigh Moor [Burley Moor] in West Yorkshire. Includes additional note written by Pratt in Lausanne [Switzerland] on 8 October 1855 and a postscript written in London on 2 June 1855. 48 manuscript pages and two plates.

Subject: Geodesy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the effect of local attraction upon the plumb-line at stations on the English Arc of the Meridian, between Dunnose and Burleigh Moor; and a method computing its amount'.

Written by Pratt at Deep River, Cape of Good Hope [Diep River, Western Cape, South Africa]. Communicated by Prof [James] Challis. Received by the Royal Society on 5 June 1855. Read 21 June 1855.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 7, 1856.
Extent50p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1854.0101
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1856.0006
Related records in the catalogueRR/3/219
RR/3/220
PT/52/3/1
PT/52/3/2
PT/52/3/3
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8010Pratt; John Henry (1809 - 1871)1809 - 1871
NA7554Challis; James (1803 - 1882); astronomer1803 - 1882
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