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Paper, 'Of the meteor called ignis fatuus from observations made in England by William Derham in England and by others in Italy' by Thomas Dereham

Reference number: CLP/4ii/1

Date: 27 February 1728

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Dereham explains that 'Ignes fatui' (male glow-worms) were common in Italy but that 'pyrausta' (fire-flies) were not.

Subject: Zoology

Read to the Royal Society on 27 February 1728

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Of the meteor called the ignis fatuus, from observation made in England, by the Reverend Mr. W. Derham, F. R. S. and others in Italy, communicated by Sir Tho. Dereham, Bart. F. R. S'

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CLP/4ii/1
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27 February 1728
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2 pages
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Manuscript

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Thomas Dereham

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Thomas Dereham, Paper, 'Of the meteor called ignis fatuus from observations made in England by William Derham in England and by others in Italy' by Thomas Dereham, 27 February 1728, CLP/4ii/1, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_4ii_1/paper-of-the-meteor-called-ignis-fatuus-from-observations-made-in-england-by-william-derham-in-england-and-by-others-in-italy-by-thomas-dereham, accessed on 24 May 2024

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