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Letter, 'Of the variation of the magnetic needle' from Petrus Wargentin to Cromwell Mortimer

Reference number: L&P/2/104

Date: 01 May 1750

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Five pages in Latin and six pages of English translation.

Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter from the Secretary of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Sweden, to Cromwell Mortimer, M. D. et R. S. Sec. concerning the variation of the magnetic needle'

Read 21 February 1751

Reference number
L&P/2/104
Earliest possible date
01 May 1750
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
11 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin

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Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Letter, 'Of the variation of the magnetic needle' from Petrus Wargentin to Cromwell Mortimer, 01 May 1750, L&P/2/104, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_2_104/letter-of-the-variation-of-the-magnetic-needle-from-petrus-wargentin-to-cromwell-mortimer, accessed on 25 July 2024

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