Reference numberAP/4/19
TitleLetters, 'Of the electric property of the torpedo' from John Walsh to Benjamin Franklin
DateJuly 1772 - July 1773
DescriptionThree letters comprising a paper by Walsh on the torpedo's electric properties, in which Walsh asserts that the torpedo or electric ray forms its circuit through the same conductors with electricity and by being intercepted by the same non-conductors.

Subject: Zoology / Marine Biology

These letters were published in Philosophical Transactions as a paper titled 'Of the electric property of the torpedo'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1773.0039
Related records in the catalogueAP/4/19/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7974Franklin; Benjamin (1706 - 1790)1706 - 1790
NA5046Walsh; John (1726 - 1795); naturalist1726 - 1795
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