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Letter, 'Agitation of waters at Portsmouth on Nov 1' from John Robertson to Thomas Birch

Reference number: L&P/3/52

Date: 23 November 1755

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Subject: Meteorology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An extraordinary and surprising agitation of the waters, though without any perceptible motion of the Earth, having been observed in various parts of this Island, both maritime and inland, on the same day, and chiefly about the time, that the more violent commotions of both Earth and waters so extensively affected many very distant parts of the Globe; the following accounts, relating to the former, have been transmitted to the Society; in which are specified the times and places when and where they h'

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L&P/3/52
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23 November 1755
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Ink on paper
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2 pages
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Manuscript

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John Robertson

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John Robertson, Letter, 'Agitation of waters at Portsmouth on Nov 1' from John Robertson to Thomas Birch, 23 November 1755, L&P/3/52, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_3_52/letter-agitation-of-waters-at-portsmouth-on-nov-1-from-john-robertson-to-thomas-birch, accessed on 18 May 2024

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