|Title||Letter from John Swinton, Christ Church, Oxford, to Thomas Birch|
|Date||23 September 1760|
|Description||The 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
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8129||Birch; Thomas (1705 - 1766)||1705 - 1766|
|NA7226||Swinton; John (1703 - 1777)||1703 - 1777|