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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Extract of a letter from Mr. John Bartram, of Philadelphia, to Benjamin Franklin, LL. D. F. R. S. relating to a remarkable Aurora borealis'

Read 25 February 1762

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12 November 1757
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Letter, 'On the aurora' from John Bartram to Benjamin Franklin, 12 November 1757, L&P/4/97, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 22 July 2024

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