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Reference numberAP/4/19/1
LevelItem
TitleLetter, regarding paper on torpedoes from John Walsh to [Benjamin] Franklin
Date12 July 1772
DescriptionCovering letter from Walsh to Franklin regarding his research on the electrical properties of torpedoes. He explains the premise of his paper and the experiments performed on torpedoes or electric rays, and states that he will soon be visiting the Isle de Ré [Île de Ré, near La Rochelle, France] where he hopes to study further torpedoes. Includes additions written in red ink.

Subject: Zoology / Marine Biology

Extracts of this letter were published in a paper in Philosophical Transactions titled 'Of the electric property of the torpedo'.

Written by Walsh in La Rochelle. Addressed to Dr [Benjamin] Franklin at London.
Extent3p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1773.0039
Related records in the catalogueAP/4/19
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7974Franklin; Benjamin (1706 - 1790)1706 - 1790
NA5046Walsh; John (1726 - 1795); naturalist1726 - 1795
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