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Reference numberCLP/9i/8
LevelItem
TitlePaper, 'A relation of a sulphureous vapour which issueth out of the earth nere Wiggon in Lancashire' by Charles Howard
Date1662
DescriptionPaper regarding a sulphureous vapour observed by Howard emerging from bubbling water in the ground near Wigan, Lancashire. Howard held a candle near the vapour, causing the vapour to alight, and subsequently learned that a coal pit sat beneath the area from which the vapour rose. Mr Hotham, Minister of Wiggon [Wigan], took some water away from the spot and attempted to set it on fire without success.

Subject: Geology

Read to the Royal Society on 25 February 1662.
LanguageEnglish
Extent1p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/2i/33
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