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'A brief Account of some of the Effects and Properties of Damps in a Letter to William Rutty' by Isaac Greenwood, Professor of Mathematicks at Cambridge New England'

Reference number: RBO/14/89

Date: 1729

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Original letter dated 19 July 1729 at Boston
Observations of damp in a well - outlines several experiments
Observations of a sudden subterraneous vapour on 9 May 1729 in a well in Schoolhouse Street, Boston
Read to the Royal Society on 15 January 1729

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RBO/14/89
Earliest possible date
1729
Page extent
6 pages
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Manuscript

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'A brief Account of some of the Effects and Properties of Damps in a Letter to William Rutty' by Isaac Greenwood, Professor of Mathematicks at Cambridge New England', 1729, RBO/14/89, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rbo_14_89/a-brief-account-of-some-of-the-effects-and-properties-of-damps-in-a-letter-to-william-rutty-by-isaac-greenwood-professor-of-mathematicks-at-cambridge-new-england, accessed on 16 June 2024

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