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Letter, 'Of Vesuvian lava' from Isaac Jamineau to F H E Stiles

Reference number: L&P/2/563

Date: 21 December 1754


Subject: Geology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An extract of the substance of three letters from Isaac Jamineau, Esq; his Majesty's Consul at Naples, to Sir Francis Hoskins Eyles Stiles, Bart. and F. R. S. concerning the late eruption of Mount Vesuvius'

Read 23 January 1755

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21 December 1754
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Letter, 'Of Vesuvian lava' from Isaac Jamineau to F H E Stiles, 21 December 1754, L&P/2/563, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 25 July 2024

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