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Letter, 'Of a meteor; and of a whirlwind' from John Winthrop to Thomas Birch

Reference number: L&P/4/37

Date: 30 July 1759

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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of meteor seen in New England, and of a whirlwind felt in that country: In a letter to the Rev. Tho. Birch, D. D. Secretary to the Royal Society, from Mr. John Winthrop, Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge in New England'

Read 15 January 1761

Reference number
L&P/4/37
Earliest possible date
30 July 1759
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Ink on paper
Page extent
8 pages
Format
Manuscript

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John Winthrop

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John Winthrop, Letter, 'Of a meteor; and of a whirlwind' from John Winthrop to Thomas Birch, 30 July 1759, L&P/4/37, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_4_37/letter-of-a-meteor-and-of-a-whirlwind-from-john-winthrop-to-thomas-birch, accessed on 23 May 2024

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