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Subject: Meteorology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter from Mr. Franklin to Mr. Peter Collinson, F. R. S. concerning the effects of lightning'

Read 14 November 1751

Reference number
L&P/2/238
Earliest possible date
29 June 1751
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin, Letter, 'Of the effects of lightning' from Benjamin Franklin to Peter Collinson, 29 June 1751, L&P/2/238, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_2_238/letter-of-the-effects-of-lightning-from-benjamin-franklin-to-peter-collinson, accessed on 21 July 2024

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