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Extract, 'An account of several rocks of ice of an uncommon bigness found in the ocean, extracted from Freziers Journal of his Chili voyage' by W R [William Rutty]

Reference number: CLP/6/72

Date: 1727

Description

Paper concerning icebergs observed through fog on 13 March 1714 during a voyage to Chile. Rutty writes that very few ships that have passed through the same latitudes have observed such icebergs, making his experience even more unusual.

Subject: Hydrology

Read to the Royal Society on 27 November 1727

Reference number
CLP/6/72
Earliest possible date
1727
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Ink on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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William Rutty

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William Rutty, Extract, 'An account of several rocks of ice of an uncommon bigness found in the ocean, extracted from Freziers Journal of his Chili voyage' by W R [William Rutty], 1727, CLP/6/72, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_6_72/extract-an-account-of-several-rocks-of-ice-of-an-uncommon-bigness-found-in-the-ocean-extracted-from-freziers-journal-of-his-chili-voyage-by-w-r-william-rutty, accessed on 24 July 2024

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