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8 pages in French, with 15 pages of English translation.

Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Observations upon the electricity of the air, made at the Chateau de Maintenon, during the months of June, July, and Oc­tober, 1753; being part of a letter from the Abbé Mazeas, F. R. S. to the Rev. Stephen Hales, D. D. F. R. S. translated from the French by James Parsons, M. D. F. R. S'

Read 20 December 1753

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02 October 1753
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23 pages

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Guillaume Mazeas

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Guillaume Mazeas, Letter, 'Experiments on atmospheric electricty' from Guilleaume Mazeas to Stephen Hales, 02 October 1753, L&P/2/464, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 18 June 2024

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