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Papers of John Robison
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Edinburgh University Library Department of Special Collections

Electricity

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 John Robison Dc.7.36

Date(s)

c1780-c1803

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

bound volume

Name of creator

Robison | John | 1739-1805 | professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Volume contains manuscript notes on electricity. Special topics include conductors, dissipation, 'medical' and 'animal' electricity, and thunder. Of special interest is a long epistolary account of a country house seriously damaged by lightning.

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