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Letter, from John Wallis to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Oxford

Reference number: EL/W1/20

Date: 12 May 1666

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Concerning the effects of a lightning strike upon two men who were rowing a boat on the river Thames at Medly, near Oxford; one was killed and Wallis gives observations of his post-mortem
Read to the Royal Society on 16 May 1666

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EL/W1/20
Earliest possible date
12 May 1666
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4 pages
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Manuscript

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John Wallis

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John Wallis, Letter, from John Wallis to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Oxford, 12 May 1666, EL/W1/20, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_w1_20/letter-from-john-wallis-to-henry-oldenburg-dated-at-oxford, accessed on 28 May 2024

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