Reference numberAP/8/1a
TitleUnpublished copy of letter, regarding a volcanic eruption in the ocean from Wm [William] Ivens to W J Burnett
Date7 February 1811
DescriptionIvens describes a volcanic eruption that took place underwater near São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal in February 1811. He describes the villages of Ginetes, Varzes [Varzea], and Candelaria [Candelária] experiencing earthquakes in the lead up to the eruption. He recounts watching the eruption from land, with flames visible at night, and shoals of dead fish washing ashore, presumably killed by sulphur.

Subject: Geology

Written by Ivens in St Michaels and addressed to Burnett at 18 Queen Street, Cheapside [London].
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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