Reference numberAP/4/19/2
TitleLetter, regarding trip to Île de Ré and experiments on torpedoes from John Walsh to [Benjamin] Franklin
Date27 August 1772
DescriptionAdditional letter from Walsh to Franklin regarding his visit to the Isle de Ré [Île de Ré, near La Rochelle, France] to study further torpedoes or electric rays, focusing on their 'torpedinal fluid' which conducts electricity.

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 Paris [France]. A note verso of final page reads 'Delivered by Dr Franklin July 1 1773'.
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
NA7974Franklin; Benjamin (1706 - 1790)1706 - 1790
NA5046Walsh; John (1726 - 1795); naturalist1726 - 1795
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