Reference numberCB/1/4/82
Alternative reference numberBLA.G.43
TitleLetter from Elizabeth Grey, Barham Court to Charles Blagden, Gower Street, Bedford Row, London
Date30 June 1785
DescriptionThanks Blagden for his letter and packet. Thanks Blagden for sending her "intellectual food". Valued Blagden's account on meteors. Is distressed by disagreements of the learned about air. Thought Lavoisier and Laplace's experiments with heat were ingenious as was that of Mr Wedgwood. Discusses balloons and unhappy fate of M de Rezier and his companion. Compares balloons to the submarine vessel of King James I's reign which came to nothing.
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