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Papers relating to On Molecular and Microscopic Science and work on sunlight, and other papers relating to publications, 1828-1851 and n.d. [c.1830-c.1872]

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Dep. c. 354

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Comprises:
  1. Folder MSSW-13 : experimental notes, 'Investigation of Effect of Sun Light on Vegetable & Flower Colours & Juices', part dated Geneva, 1851, in Mary's hand
  2. Folder MSSW-14: On the Action of the Rays of the Spectrum on Vegetable Juices. Extract of a Letter from Mrs M. Somerville to Sir J.F.W. Herschel, Bart., dated Rome, September 20, 1845. Communicated by Sir J. Herschel, published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Pt. II for 1846 (London, 1846)
  3. Folder MSSW-15: manuscript of the second edition of On Molecular and Microscopic Science, n.d. [c. 1872]
  4. Folder MSSW-16: notes on woodcuts for On Molecular and Microscopic Science, with reproductions of woodcuts, n.d. [c. 1869]
  5. Folder MSSW-17 : mathematical notes in Mary's hand, n.d. [c.1830]
  6. Folder MSSW-18 : papers, mostly undated, relating to Mary's scientific studies, including an incomplete letter in her hand about her studies of the transmission of the chemical rays of the sun through different media, 'Theory of Discontinuous Functions' by P. Tardy, also in Mary's hand, and Mary's dedication of The Mechanism of the Heavens to Lord Brougham [Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux], 1828-[c.1850]

Dates

  • 1828-1851 and n.d. [c.1830-c.1872]

Extent

1 box (6 folders)

Shelfmark

Dep. c. 354

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