Reference numberEL/R1/61
TitleLetter, from William Rastrick to Martin Folkes
CreatorRastrick; William (fl 1722-1727)
DescriptionObservations of the aurora borealis seen in Norfolk from 1716 to 1722
Read to the Royal Society on 7 February 1722
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Access statusOpen
Related materialEL/R1/62 for further observations
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8378Folkes; Martin (1690 - 1754); antiquary and natural philosopher1690 - 1754
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