Reference numberRR/16/124
TitleReferee's report by John Sealy Edward Townsend, on a paper 'The photo-electric discharge between metallic surfaces' by W Mansergh Varley
Date10 June 1903
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

Townsend has been somewhat perplexed whether he ought to referee Varley's paper. Very few of the conclusions are original, having been established previously by Townsend's work on the subject, and they are introduced into Varley's paper without reference, leaving it to be assumed that they are put forward for the first time. Townsend encloses his report but would prefer that the Committee should be advised by some other referee if there is any doubt about the publication of the whole paper in Philosophical Transactions. Asks for this letter to be communicated to the Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1904].

Endorsed on recto as received 11 June 1903.
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1904.0010 Vol.202 1904
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/123
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NA2902Townsend; Sir; John Sealy Edward (1868 - 1957)1868 - 1957
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