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Letter, 'The agitation of Windermere on Nov 1' from John Harrison to E Kenne

Reference number: L&P/3/87

Date: 24 December 1755

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Subject: Geology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as Letter XIX of '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 happened'

Read 15 January 1756

Reference number
L&P/3/87
Earliest possible date
24 December 1755
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'The agitation of Windermere on Nov 1' from John Harrison to E Kenne, 24 December 1755, L&P/3/87, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_3_87/letter-the-agitation-of-windermere-on-nov-1-from-john-harrison-to-e-kenne, accessed on 15 June 2024

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