Reference numberRR/16/193
TitleReferee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'The dual force of the dividing cell. Part I. The Achromatic Spindle Figure, elucidated by magnetic chains of force' by Marcus Hartog
Date4 February 1905
DescriptionSectional Committee: Botany

Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, if published it should appear in Proceedings. The fact not fully represented in the published abstract is [that it is] mainly an account of other papers therein with running criticisms. Modifications are not discussed. Not more than six or eight, if any of the illustrations should be reproduced. The illustrations seem unfitted for reproduction without much trouble and expense. On comparing the two sets of illustrations Larmor does not see any evidence of similarity in the two classes of phenomena. He would not think of comparing them. The paper itself is very well written. The description of the devices to imitate cell phenomena carry no conviction whatever. The three page abstract in the Proceedings practically contains the whole matter and is quite intelligible and covers all that the author has to say. An appended letter from Francis Darwin to Joseph Larmor is dated 6 February 1905 and addressed from the Royal Society, Burlington House. Darwin states that he would be inclined to give Hartog a diagram for the sake of the ignorant biologist. Annotated in reply by Larmor who notes that if it is decided that a 'Proceedings' abstract is sufficient, it would be an improvement to allow the author say four diagrams, to be chosen by the author.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1905].

Endorsed as received 7 February 1905.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A) and letter on paper
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspb.1905.0047 Vol.76 1905
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/190
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7894Larmor; Sir; Joseph (1857 - 1942); physicist1857 - 1942
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


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

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView