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Brown sends an insect, which he cannot identify, to the Royal Society from a pond in Kent

On reverse is a note that Mr Klein had sent a figure and description of a similar insect found in East Prussia in November 1729 and read to the Royal Society on 18 June 1730 which he calls 'scolopendra aquatica scutata'

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09 August 1736
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2 pages

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Littleton Brown

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Littleton Brown, Letter, from Littleton Brown to Cromwell Mortimer, 09 August 1736, EL/B3/46, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 30 May 2024

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