Reference numberL&P/5/166
TitleLetter, 'On the appearance of lightning on a mainmast conductor' from Captain J L Winn to Benjamin Franklin
Date1 February 1770
DescriptionSubject: Meteorology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter to Dr. Benjamin Franklin, F. R. S. giving an account of the appearance of lightning on a conductor fixed from the summit of the mainmast of a ship, down to the water: By Capt. J. L. Winn'

Read 29 March 1770
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1770.0017
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7974Franklin; Benjamin (1706 - 1790)1706 - 1790
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