Record

Reference numberRR/16/124
LevelItem
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.
Extent2p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1904.0010 Vol.202 1904
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/123
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA2902Townsend; Sir; John Sealy Edward (1868 - 1957)1868 - 1957
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView