Reference numberAP/4/19/3
TitleLetter, 'Of the electric property of the torpedo' from John Walsh to Benjamin Franklin
Date1 July 1773
DescriptionThis letter matches the text published in Philosophical Transactions, including the extracts from the preceding two letters. In his paper, Walsh recounts his experiments on torpedoes and their electric fluid in and around La Rochelle, France. He also provides an extract of a letter from the mayor of La Rochelle, Sieur Seignette, describing an experiment he witnessed on a torpedo or electric ray before the Academy of La Rochelle. The title of this letter was changed from 'Properties' to 'Property'. Numerous other corrections and deletions appear in black and red ink throughout.

Subject: Zoology / Marine Biology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Of the electric property of the torpedo'.

Written by Walsh in Chesterfield Street [Mayfair, London].
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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