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Letter, 'Of fossil elephant bones found in Sheppy' from Jacob to James Parsons

Reference number: L&P/2/516

Date: 20 November 1753

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Subject: Archaeology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of several bones of an elephant found at Leysdown in the lsland of Sheppey. In two letters from Mr. Jacob, Surgeon at Feversham, to James Parsons, M. D. F. R. S. dated May 24, 1754.'

Read 24 May 1754

Reference number
L&P/2/516
Earliest possible date
20 November 1753
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Ink on paper
Page extent
5 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'Of fossil elephant bones found in Sheppy' from Jacob to James Parsons, 20 November 1753, L&P/2/516, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_2_516/letter-of-fossil-elephant-bones-found-in-sheppy-from-jacob-to-james-parsons, accessed on 13 April 2024

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