Reference numberMM/1/51
TitleLetter from John Swinton, Christ Church, Oxford, to Thomas Birch
Date23 September 1760
DescriptionThe letter gives "an account of a remarkable meteor seen at Oxford" on the 21st September 1760

Swinton reports some of the local people believing the meteor to be the sign of a "calamitous event".

With letter from J Mynde, printer of the 'Philosophical Transactions', on sending a proof of the plate of a drawing of a meteor's path to Swinton (letter dated 1768).

Mynde's letter relates to another by Swinton on meteors (Description of a Meteor Seen at Oxford, October 12, 1766), published in 'Philosophical Transactions', Vol. 57, pp108-110
Extent3 sides
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8129Birch; Thomas (1705 - 1766)1705 - 1766
NA7226Swinton; John (1703 - 1777)1703 - 1777
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