The papers of the Italian natural philosopher and electrician, Giambatista Beccaria (1716-1781) contain letters to Benjamin Franklin, Joseph Banks, Laura Bassi, Gian Francesco Cigna, and others on a variety of scientific topics, including atmospheric and terrestrial electricity, the aurora borealis, earthquakes, meteorology, and phosphorescence. In addition to Beccaria's epistolary essays, the collection includes several journals of meteorological observations and notes for Giovanni Eandi's biography of Beccaria.
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Auroras. | Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820 | Bassi, Laura, 1711-1778 | Beccaria, Giambatista, 1716-1781 | Beyond Early America | Cigna, Gian Francesco, 1734-17 | Eandi, Giuseppe Antonio France | Earthquakes -- Early works to 1800 | Electricity -- Early works to 1800 | Electricity -- Experiments | Foreign Language | Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 | Journals (notebooks) | Lightning | Lightning rods | Manuscript Essays | Meteorology -- Italy -- Observations | Phosphorescence | Physics -- Early works to 1800 | Science and technology | Scientific Correspondence | Scientific apparatus and instruments -- 18th century | Sketches. | Sunspots