Record

Reference numberAP/8/19
LevelFile
TitleUnpublished letter and drawing, regarding the phenomenon of the sun from J Manderson to Sir Joseph Banks
Date19 March 1812
DescriptionLetter from Manderson to Banks regarding an unusual phenomenon of the sun observed on 2 March 1812 at Falmouth [Cornwall, England]. Manderson describes a corona appearing around the sun with three parhelia and a second corona around this, with the colours of the rainbow visible in an unusual order. Manderson asks to be informed of any similar occurrences. Includes an illustration.

Subject: Meteorology / Astronomy

Written by Manderson in Tretheage, Penryn [Cornwall, England].
Extent5p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/8/19/1
AP/8/19/2
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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