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'Of the Meteor call'd the ignis fatuus from Observations made in England' by William Derham and others in Italy communicated by Sir Thomas Dereham

Reference number: RBO/14/19

Date: 1728

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That 'Ignes fatui' (male glow-worms) were common in Italy but that 'pyrausta' (fire-flies) were not
Transcribes a letter from Giacomo Bartholomeo Beccari about 'ignes fatui'
Copies of the original letters of Drs Manfredi and Beccari on the topic of 'ignes fatui'
Read to the Royal Society on 27 February 1728

Reference number
RBO/14/19
Earliest possible date
1728
Page extent
25 pages
Format
Manuscript

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'Of the Meteor call'd the ignis fatuus from Observations made in England' by William Derham and others in Italy communicated by Sir Thomas Dereham, 1728, RBO/14/19, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rbo_14_19/of-the-meteor-calld-the-ignis-fatuus-from-observations-made-in-england-by-william-derham-and-others-in-italy-communicated-by-sir-thomas-dereham, accessed on 14 June 2024

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