Record

Reference numberCLP/4i/48
LevelFile
TitlePaper, 'Account of Great Haile fallen in France' communicated by Robert Boyle
Date1686
DescriptionFigure of hail attached.

The text describes how in the night from the 26th to the 27th, at around 11 pm, there was a terrible hail storm that lasted for about an hour. Both the size and the quantity of the hail was exceptional. The effects were devastating: the grapes in the wine fields were destroyed, the trees in the gardens were ravaged. In the morning the author went into the countryside and found more than 6,000 birds killed by the hail. Altogether, the author thought he had no other choice than to report on the matter.

Subject: Meteorology

Read to the Royal Society on 3 November 1686.
LanguageFrench
Extent3p
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialJBO/8/101
Related records in the catalogueRBO/6/119
CLP/4i/48/1
CLP/4i/48/2
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8137Boyle; Robert (1627 - 1691); natural philosopher and chemist1627 - 1691
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