Skip to content

Please be aware that some material may contain words, descriptions or illustrations which will not reflect current scientific understanding and may be considered in today's context inaccurate, unethical, offensive or distressing.

Letter, 'Earthquakes in Calabria, 1783' from William Hamilton to Joseph Banks

Reference number: L&P/8/33

Date: 23 May 1793


Subject: Meteorology/Geology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of the earthquakes which happened in Italy, from February to May 1783. By Sir William Hamilton, Knight of the Bath, F. R. S.; in a letter to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. P. R. S'

Read date not given.

Reference number
Earliest possible date
23 May 1793
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
14 pages

Creator name

William Hamilton

View page for William Hamilton

Use this record


William Hamilton, Letter, 'Earthquakes in Calabria, 1783' from William Hamilton to Joseph Banks, 23 May 1793, L&P/8/33, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 May 2024

Link to this record

Embed this record

<iframe src="" title="Letter, 'Earthquakes in Calabria, 1783' from William Hamilton to Joseph Banks" allow="fullscreen" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="500px"></iframe>

Related Fellows

Explore the collection

  • Letters and Papers

    Dates: 1741-1806

    'Letters and Papers' contains the scientific correspondence sent to the Royal Society through the 18th century, many of which were published in its journal.

    View collection