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Subject: Zoology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as ' An account of a very extraordinary effect of lighting on a bullock, at Swanborow, in the parish of Iford near Lewes, in Sussex. In sundry letters, from Mr. James Lambert, landscape-painter at Lewes; and one from William Green, Esquire, at Lewes, to William Henly, F.R.S'

Read 2 May 1776

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10 October 1775
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10 pages

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William Green

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William Green, Letters, 'Effects of lightning on a bullock' from James Lambert and William Green to William Henly, 10 October 1775, L&P/6/174, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 May 2024

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