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Letter, 'Description of a fireball' from Christopher Mason to unknown recipient

Reference number: L&P/1/29

Date: 28 December 1741

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Subject: Meteorology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Extract of a letter from Mr. Christopher Mason, concerning a fire-ball seen in the air, and a great explosion heard, Dec. 11. 1741'.

Read 7 January 1742.

Reference number
L&P/1/29
Earliest possible date
28 December 1741
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'Description of a fireball' from Christopher Mason to unknown recipient, 28 December 1741, L&P/1/29, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_1_29/letter-description-of-a-fireball-from-christopher-mason-to-unknown-recipient, accessed on 30 May 2024

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