Reference numberCLP/4i/55
TitlePaper, 'A relation of the strange effects of thunder and lightning which happened at Mrs Close's house at New Forge in the County of Down in Ireland, on the 9th of August, 1707' by Samuel Molyneux
DescriptionMolyneux shares Mrs Close's description of a thunderstorm she observed. Close observed thunder and lightning throughout the night, and noticed 'a strong sulphureous smell' and a 'thick gross dust' which fell on her hands and face as she lay in bed. The next day she found that the chimney and roof of her house had been damaged by the storm.

Subject: Meteorology

Read to the Royal Society on 31 December 1707

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A relation of the strange effects of thunder and lightnings which happened at Mrs. Close's house at New-Forge, in the county of Down in Ireland, on the 9th of August, 1707. Communicated by Samuel Molyneux Esq; Secretary of the Philosophical Society at Dublin'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1708.0002
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7967Molyneux; Samuel (1689 - 1728)1689 - 1728
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