Reference numberRBO/14/19
Alternative reference numberRBO.14.55
Title'Of the Meteor call'd the ignis fatuus from Observations made in England' by William Derham and others in Italy communicated by Sir Thomas Dereham
DescriptionThat 'Ignes fatui' (male glow-worms) were common in Italy but that 'pyrausta' (fire-flies) were not
Transcribes a letter from Giacomo Bartholomeo Beccari about 'ignes fatui'
Copies of the original letters of Drs Manfredi and Beccari on the topic of 'ignes fatui'
Read to the Royal Society on 27 February 1728
Extent25 sides
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueEL/B3/2
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