Reference numberMS/710/112
TitleLetter from William Sturgeon, Westmoreland Cottage, Pomeroy Street, Old Kent Road, London, to Robert Were Fox
Date20 February 1839
DescriptionHas successfully repeated Fox's experiment in converting copper ore from one form to another using voltaic action. Having intended it to appear before the Electrical Society, he recounts the events of last night's meeting at which this was done. Asks for details of the clay experiment, which he also wishes to reproduce.
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