Reference numberRR/1bis/26
TitleReferee's report by George Biddell Airy, on two papers, [attributed] 'On the calculation of attractions, and the figure of the earth' by Charles James Hargreave, and 'On the compensations of polarized light, with the description of a polarimeter for Measuring Degrees of Polarization' by David Brewster
Date9 June 1841
DescriptionFirst paper:
Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The erroneous part is that dealing with density and distance.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]

Second paper:
No clear statement regarding publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Refers to paper by Green [?].

Subject: Physics and Chemistry, Mathematics

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1841.0011 Vol.131 1841
DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1837.0166 Vol.4 1843
Related records in the catalogueRR/1bis/25
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8035Airy; Sir; George Biddell (1801 - 1892); astronomer and mathematician1801 - 1892
NA7600Hargreave; Charles James (1820 - 1866)1820 - 1866
NA7450Brewster; Sir; David (1781 - 1868); natural philosopher1781 - 1868
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