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Reference numberRR/16/246
LevelItem
TitleReferee's report by George James Burch, on a paper 'Modified apparatus for the measurement of colour and its application to the determination of the colour sensations' by William de Wiveslie Abney
DateMay 1905
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

The paper should be published in full in Philosophical Transactions, after correction of verbal errors, some of which he has indicated on the manuscript. All the illustrations should be reproduced. The paper describes a noteworthy modification of the author's colour-patch apparatus which Burch thinks adds greatly to its value. In recommending the paper for publication Burch is not accepting the criticism on page six to eight of his own views and is prepared to refute this. The author's theory differs from that of Hesing as regards the primary colour sensations, and from that of Young and Helmholtz as regards white. So that it may be adequately discussed it is essential the entire paper be printed, the propriety of the reasoning resting on the judgement of the author.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1906].

Endorsed on verso as received 23 May 1905.
Extent2p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1906.0010
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/247
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA1360Burch; George James (1852 - 1914)1852 - 1914
NA6454Abney; Sir; William de Wiveleslie (1843 - 1920)1843 - 1920
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