Reference numberNLB/57/192
Alternative reference numberNLB/57p105
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to LT Lilley Esq.; 7 Canterbury Road, Brixton, SW 9
Date11 August 1919
DescriptionResponding to an enquiry from 20 May regarding the erection of a lightning rod at Portsmouth by John Robertson in 1756. Advises he is unable to find evidence to support the suggestion, and that Robertson would have mentioned the rod in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society' if true. Neither General Hawley or General Murray appear to have been scientific men.
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