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Subject: Geology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of the earthquake in the west parts of Cornwall, July 15th 1757'

Read 26 January 1758

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William Borlase

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William Borlase, Paper, 'On an earthquake in West Cornwall on 15 July 1757' by William Borlase, 1758, L&P/3/285, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 19 April 2024

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