Reference numberRR/16/363
TitleReferee's report by Herbert McLeod, on a paper 'An abstract of a paper by George Gore, FRS. 'On fluroide of silver part III'' by Mr E Prideaux
Date18 April 1905
DescriptionSectional Committee: not stated.

The publication of these extracts in Proceedings appears to be more a question of policy than of the scientific importance of the subject.

By permission of the Council an author may take a copy of a paper in the archives and publish it elsewhere, but this seems very different from asking for the publication of portions of such a paper in the Proceedings after the Council has decided not to publish it in extenso, especially when as in this case, a condensed account has already appeared in the 'Proceedings'. Such a series of extracts as the present could not be communicated by the author, although it might be stated that the extracts had been made by permission of the Council and with the sanction of the author. Thinks the difficulty would be entirely overcome if Prideaux incorporated the extracts in the account of the investigation which he is about to undertake. The establishment of the existence of an iodine pentafloride would have considerable theoretical interest and the experiments are well worth repetition. If the principle of printing these abstracts in the 'Proceedings' is conceded, they are, in McLeod's opinion, quite suitable for publication, and would throw additional light on the abstract printed in Proceedings, XX, 70.

[Not published]

Endorsed on verso as received 19 April 1905.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type C)
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6637McLeod; Herbert (1841 - 1923)1841 - 1923
NA1365Gore; George (1826 - 1908)1826 - 1908
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