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Letter, 'Asks the advice of the Royal Society on the protection of the cathedral from the lightning' from the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral to James West

Reference number: L&P/5/80

Date: 06 March 1769

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Subject: Engineering

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Proposal of a method for securing the Cathedral of St. Paul's from damage by lightning; in consequence of a letter from the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's to James West, Esquire, Pr. R. S'

Read 9 March 1769

Reference number
L&P/5/80
Earliest possible date
06 March 1769
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'Asks the advice of the Royal Society on the protection of the cathedral from the lightning' from the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral to James West, 06 March 1769, L&P/5/80, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_5_80/letter-asks-the-advice-of-the-royal-society-on-the-protection-of-the-cathedral-from-the-lightning-from-the-dean-and-chapter-of-st-pauls-cathedral-to-james-west, accessed on 18 June 2024

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