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Letter, 'Of a 'negro' woman [sic] gradually become fair skinned' from James Bates to Alexander Williams

Reference number: L&P/3/384

Date: 06 September 1758

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Contains sensitive language.

Subject: Physiology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of the remarkable alteration of colour in a negro woman [sic]: in a letter to the Reverend Mr. Alexander Williamson of Maryland, from Mr. James Bates, surgeon in that province. communicated by Alexander Russel, M. D. F. R . S'

Read 10 May 1759

Reference number
L&P/3/384
Earliest possible date
06 September 1758
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'Of a 'negro' woman [sic] gradually become fair skinned' from James Bates to Alexander Williams, 06 September 1758, L&P/3/384, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_3_384/letter-of-a-negro-woman-sic-gradually-become-fair-skinned-from-james-bates-to-alexander-williams, accessed on 14 June 2024

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