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Letter, 'Of a fireball seen 20 October 1759' from Richard Forster to Thomas Birch

Reference number: L&P/3/394

Date: 31 October 1759

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Subejct: Meteorology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of a meteor seen at Shefford, in Berkshire, on Saturday, October 20th, 1759; with some observations on the weather of the preceding winter: In a letter to Thomas Birch, D. D. Sec. R. S. from Richard Forster, M. A. Rector of Shefford'

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Reference number
L&P/3/394
Earliest possible date
31 October 1759
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'Of a fireball seen 20 October 1759' from Richard Forster to Thomas Birch, 31 October 1759, L&P/3/394, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_3_394/letter-of-a-fireball-seen-20-october-1759-from-richard-forster-to-thomas-birch, accessed on 15 June 2024

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