Letters. 1828-1854.


Letters. 1828-1854.

One A.L.S. (1829 Dec. 27) to Arago concerning the Aurora Borealis and magnetism, in French, 1 printed form letter of the Royal Society (1828 June 13) signed by Sabine as secretary, to Rev. Josiah Forshall, 5 A.L.S. to various correspondents including J. B. Yates, Dr. Neumeyer, Gassiot, and perhaps Lubbock, and 1 A.L.S. (1838 Feb. 20) enclosing 1 A. Ms. S. (3 p.) concerning magnetic observations in India.

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