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    Re: Downloadable papers from Royal Society.
    From: cc thomas
    Date: 2006 Sep 21, 09:08 -0500

    The transactions of the Royal Society pertaining to math & physics are only
    through 1934, as far as I can tell.

    Courtney

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "George Huxtable" <george@huxtable.u-net.com>
    To: <NavList@fer3.com>
    Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 5:26 AM
    Subject: [NavList 1315] Re: Downloadable papers from Royal Society.



    On 18 Sept I wrote to inform NavList members about publications from
    the Royal Society, freely downloadable, but only until December. The
    most sought information will be that in-
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 1665 -
    1886.

    I hear that members have started to tap this source already.

    But I have some better news; a contibution from John Westfall, to
    Hastro-L (a mailing-list for those interested in the history of
    astronomy).

    He writes-

    "Great news that the RS archives will be free online. Not-so-great
    news that (once we're hooked) we start paying for access in December.

    On the other hand, the French Bibliothèque National website,
    "Gallica", under Périodiques, provides the RS Philosophical
    Transactions without charge. (Just Google "Gallica" to get the
    website.)

    There's a wealth of other material on the BNF website, including the
    French Academy of Science (prev. Royal Academy) journals."

    So, there's no longer a December deadline, if you get it that way.

    I haven't tried accessing material that way myself, yet.

    George.

    contact George Huxtable at george@huxtable.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.





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