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Letter, 'Of electrical experiments' from Benjamin Franklin to Peter Collinson

Reference number: L&P/2/198

Date: 04 February 1751

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Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of Mr. Benjamin Franklin’s treatise, lately published, intituled, Experiments and observations on electricity, made at Philadelphia in America'

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Reference number
L&P/2/198
Earliest possible date
04 February 1751
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Ink on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin, Letter, 'Of electrical experiments' from Benjamin Franklin to Peter Collinson, 04 February 1751, L&P/2/198, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_2_198/letter-of-electrical-experiments-from-benjamin-franklin-to-peter-collinson, accessed on 24 July 2024

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