Reference numberRR/10/5
TitleReferee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun observed at Caroline Island, on 6th May, 1883' by William de Wiveleslie Abney
Date28 July 1887
DescriptionNot recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The paper 'is a most extraordinary jumble, and the style worse than slipshod'. The apparatus is described three times, in a contradictory way. Suggests the paper be re-written. The extract from Lieutenant Quathough's report is insufficient. Suggests including a description of the programme of works. Wonders 'who would trust a record of observations compiled in [such a] slovenly way?'

Subject: Astronomy

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1889]
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1889.0003 Vol.180 1889
Related records in the catalogueRR/10/4
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1468Liveing; George Downing (1827 - 1924)1827 - 1924
NA6454Abney; Sir; William de Wiveleslie (1843 - 1920)1843 - 1920
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