Reference numberCLP/6/72a
TitleLetter, account of boring a well at Queensborough by Frost, Young, Oxley, Roswell, Stacey, Hayward, Ward, Hogg, Dod, Finch, Devert, and Jones
Date9 October 1723
DescriptionLetter regarding a well in Queenborough [Queensborough] near Sheerness that had gone dry and the subsequent efforts to bore further into the ground to find water. Also includes a list of strata from a 232-foot-deep well at Amsterdam from Vazenius's 'Geography'

Letter written at Chatham and signed by the following: Richard Frost, James Young, Edmond Oxley, Ben [Benjamin] Roswell, Richd [Richard] Stacey, J Hayward, John Ward, Wm [William] Hogg, J Dod, Char [Charles] Finch, D Devert, Wm [William] Jones. All were the King's Officers at Shereness [Sheerness] and Chatham.

Subject: Hydrogeology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A letter from the King's Officers at Sheerness and Chatham, to the Honourable the Commissioners of the Navy, giving an account of what they met with in opening an antient well near Queenborough in Kent, communicated by Mr. Peter Collison, F. R. S. on January 8, 1729'.

Communicated by Peter Collison [Collinson]. Read to the Royal Society on 8 January 1727.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1729.0027
Related records in the catalogueRBO/14/87
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8428Collinson; Peter (1694 - 1768)1694 - 1768
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