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Letter, 'Of Mount Taborg in Sweden (iron ore)' from Petrus Ascanius to Peter Collinson

Reference number: L&P/2/565

Date: 06 December 1754

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4 pages in Latin and 4 pages in English.

Subject: Geography

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of a mountain of iron ore, at Taberg in Sweden, in a letter to Mr. Peter Collinson, F. R. S. By Peter Ascanius, M. D. Translated from the Latin by Mr. Emanuel Mendes de Costa, F. R. S.'

Read 6 February 1755

Reference number
L&P/2/565
Earliest possible date
06 December 1754
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
8 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Peter Ascanius

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Peter Ascanius, Letter, 'Of Mount Taborg in Sweden (iron ore)' from Petrus Ascanius to Peter Collinson, 06 December 1754, L&P/2/565, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_2_565/letter-of-mount-taborg-in-sweden-iron-ore-from-petrus-ascanius-to-peter-collinson, accessed on 25 July 2024

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