Reference numberRR/15/163
TitleReferee's report by Ernest Howard Griffiths, on a paper 'Continuous electrical calorimetry' by Hugh Longbourne Callendar
Date4 January 1902
DescriptionSectional committee: Physics and chemistry

He does not complete the standard form but encloses a typescript report in which he states he finds it unusually difficult to give an unbiased report on the paper. It is so connected with Dr Barnes' paper that it is extremely difficult to disentangle them, more especially as Callendar's paper contains constant references to [Howard Turner] Barnes' paper, and Barnes' paper is not in Griffiths' possession, though he read it with great interest when originally submitted to him. Thinks the author should carefully re-consider his introduction to avoid the impression that some kind of difficulty had arisen between himself and Barnes. It would have been far better if originally the contents of Callendar and Barnes' papers could have been incorporated into one, but they must make the best of the circumstances as they stand, and he sees no alternative but their separate publication. They should certainly appear alongside each other in the Philosophical Transactions as constant references from one to the other will be necessary. Thinks separate numbers should be used for the two papers and Callendar's paper should come first. Regards Barnes' paper as the most valuable contribution to this portion of physics which has been published in recent years. With regards to the diagrams the only one which might possibly be dispensed with is figure two, the 'Compensating Resistance Box', and this only if it makes a marked difference in the expense. There are several minor matters on which his opinions differs slightly from the conclusions arrived at by Callendar, but he does not think it necessary to dwell on these as they are mostly matters of personal opinion.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1902].

Endorsed on verso as received 7 January 1902.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A) and report on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1902.0013
Related records in the catalogueRR/15/164
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5101Griffiths; Ernest Howard (1851 - 1932)1851 - 1932
NA5307Callendar; Hugh Longbourne (1863 - 1930)1863 - 1930
NA4794Barnes; Howard Turner (1873 - 1950)1873 - 1950
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