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Letter, 'Concerning traces of Rhine volcanoes' from William Hamilton to John Pringle

Reference number: L&P/6/259

Date: 29 September 1777

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Subject: Geology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter from Sir William Hamilton, K. B. F. R. S. to Sir John Pringle, Bart. P. R. S. giving an account of certain traces of volcano on the banks of the Rhine'

Read 11 December 1777

Reference number
L&P/6/259
Earliest possible date
29 September 1777
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
10 pages
Format
Manuscript

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William Hamilton

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John Pringle

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William Hamilton, John Pringle, Letter, 'Concerning traces of Rhine volcanoes' from William Hamilton to John Pringle, 29 September 1777, L&P/6/259, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_6_259/letter-concerning-traces-of-rhine-volcanoes-from-william-hamilton-to-john-pringle, accessed on 22 June 2024

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