Electrologia, ca. 1785


Date: Circa 1785 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 184 p.


By an unknown author, this notebook is of experiments and the history of experiments with electricity, containing references to Franklin, Beccaria, and Priestley, etc.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 184 p.


Purchased from Heller ($350.00) and accessioned, 12/05/1974 (1974 1392ms).

Early American History Note

This Italian language notebook contains a range of information on scientific information, especially information pertaining to electrical experiments. It was likely written in the late-18th century and contains references to Benjamin Franklin and Joseph Priestley. The manuscript, likely kept by an Italian, provides insight into the transmission of knowledge in the broader Atlantic World.

Indexing Terms


  • Educational Material
  • Foreign Language
  • Notebooks.
  • Scientific Data

Personal Name(s)

  • Anonymous
  • Beccaria, Giambatista, 1716-1781
  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
  • Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804


  • Beyond Early America
  • Electricity -- Early works to 1850.
  • Electricity -- Experiments -- History.
  • Natural history
  • Science and technology