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Letter, from Henry Nicholson [to the Royal Society], dated at Dublin

Reference number: EL/N1/72

Date: 10 May 1676


Details of a thunderstorm in the Caribbean and its effects on a magnetical sea card; reasons why there is a change of temperature in America with observations of the weather; details of the construction of Nicholson's hygroscope with deal boards; ideas about respiration; discussing reproduction; discussing a large flying beetle and that figures of it have been sent; concerning the testicles of a musk-quash
Read to the Royal Society on 1 June 1676

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10 May 1676
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4 pages

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Henry Nicholson

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Henry Nicholson, Letter, from Henry Nicholson [to the Royal Society], dated at Dublin, 10 May 1676, EL/N1/72, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 08 December 2023

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