Philosophical Transactions/Volume 54
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Preſent Undertakings, Studies, and Labours,
Conſiderable Parts of the WORLD.
VOL. LIV. For the Year 1764.
Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers,
Printers to the Royal Society,
againſt Gray's-Inn Gate, in Holbourn.
N Account of a Mummy inspected at London 1763. In a Letter to William Heberden, M.D. F.R.S. from John Hadley, M.D. F.R.S.page 1
II. The Sequel of the Case of Mr. Butler, of Moscow, Printed in the Philosophical Transactions, Vol. L. p. 19. Communicated by Mr. Henry Baker, F.R.S. p. 15.
|III. The Description of a new and safe Crane, which has four different Powers; invented by Mr. James Ferguson, F.R.S.||p. 24.|
|IV. Of the Moon’s Distance and Parallax: A Letter to Andrew Reid, Esq; from P. Murdoch, D.D. and F.R.S. 12 Nov. 1763.||p. 29.|
|V. An Attempt to Account for the Origin and the Formation of the Extraneous Fossil commonly called the Belemnite. By Mr. Joshua Platt.||p. 38.|
|VI. An Account of a Singular Species of Wasp and Locust: By Samuel Felton, Esq; F.R.S. in a Letter to Henry Baker, F.R.S.||p. 53.|
|VII. An Account of an American Armadilla: By William Watson, M.D. F.R.S.||p. 57.|
|VIII. An Account of the Quantity of Rain fallen at Mount’s Bay in Cornwall, and of the Weather in that Place: In a Letter from the Rev. William Borlase, M.A. and F.R.S. to the Right Rev. Charles Lord Bishop of Carlisle, F.R.S.||p. 59.|
|IX. An Account of a Hernia of the Urinary Bladder including a Stone: By Mr. Percivall Pott, Surgeon to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, and F. R. S.||p. 61.|
|X. Some Observations on the Cicada of North America, Collected by Mr. P. Collinson, F.R.S.||p. 65.|
|XI. An Account of the Plague at Constantinople: In a Letter from Mordach Mackenzie, M.D. to Sir James Porter, His Majesty's Envoy Plenipotentiary at Brussels, and F.R.S.||p. 69.|
|XII. An Account of a remarkable Tide at Bristol: In a Letter to the Rev. Thomas Birch, D.D. Secret. R.S. from the Rev. Josiah Tucker, D.D. Dean of Gloucester.||p. 83.|
|XIII. A Letter containing some Experiments in Electricity, to Mr. Benjamin Wilson, F.R.S. from Mr. Torbern Bergman, of Upsal, in Sweden.||p. 84.|
|XIV. An Account of a Fish from Batavia, called Jaculator: In a Letter to Mr. Peter Collinson, F.R.S. from John Albert Schlosser, M.D.F.R.S.||p. 89.|
|XV. An Account of the Polish Cochineal: In a Letter to Mr. Henry Baker, F.R.S. from Dr. Wolfe, of Warsaw||p. 91.|
XVI. Observations upon two antient Etruscan Coins, never before illustrated or explained; In a Letter to the Rev. Thomas Birch, D.D. Secret. R.S. from the Rev. John Swinton, B.D.F.R.S. Member of the Academy degli Apatisti at Florence, and of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona in Tuscany.p. 99.
XXIII. A Catalogue of the Fifty Plants from Chelsea Garden, presented to the Royal Society by the worshipful Company of Apothecaries, for the Year 1763, pursuant to the Direction of Sir Hans Sloane, Baronet, Med. Reg. et Soc. Reg. aliquando Præses: By John Wilmer, M.D. clariss. Societatis Pharmaceut. Lond. Soc. Hort. Chelsean. Præfectus et Prælector Botanic.p. 137.
|XXIV. Observations on the Eclipse of the Sun, April 1, 1764: In a Letter to the Right Honourable James Earl of Morton, Pres. R. S. from the Reverend Nathanael Bliss, M. A. Savilian Professor of Mathematics at Oxford, and Astronomer Royal.||p. 141.|
|XXV. Observations on the Eclipse of the Sun, April 1, 1764: In a Letter to the Right Honourable James Earl of Morton, Pres. R.S. from the Reverend Thomas Hornsby, M. A. and Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford.||p. 145.|
|XXVI. Observations on the Eclipse of the Sun, April 1, 1764: By Matthew Raper, Esq; F.R.S.||p. 150.|
|XXVII. A Table of the Places of the Comet of 1764 discovered at the Observatory of the Marine at Paris, the 3d of January, about 8 o'Clock in the Evening, in the Constellation of the Dragon, concluded from its Situation observed with regard to the Stars: By Monsiour Charles Messier, Astronomer at the Depot of the Plans of the Marine of France, at Paris.||p. 151.|
|XXVIII. A Supplement to Mons. Pingré’s Memoir on the Parallax of the Sun: In a Letter from him to the Royal Society, translated by M. Maty, M. D. F. R. S.||p. 152.|
|XXIX. An Account of the Transit of Venus: In a Letter to Charles Morton, M. D. Secret. R. S. from Christian Mayer, S.J. Translated from the Latin by James Parsons, M. D.||p. 163.|
|XXX. Observationes Astronomiæ Christiani Mayer, S. J.||p. 165.|
|XXXI. Observations on the Eclipse of the Sun at Chatham, April 1, 1764, by Mr. Mungo Murray: Communicated to Joseph Salvadore, Esq; F. R. S. in a Letter from Dr. John Bevis.||p. 171.|
|XXXII. Observations and Experiments on different Extracts of Hemlock: By Michael Morris, M. D. F. R. S.||p. 172.|
|XXXIII. Essay on the Use of the Ganglions of the Nerves: By James Johnston, M. D. Communicated by the Right Rev. Charles Lord Bishop of Carlisle, and F. R. S.||p. 177.|
|XXXIV. An Account of several fiery Meteors seen in North America: In a Letter to John Pringle, M. D. and F. R. S. from John Winthorp, Esq; Hollisian Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy at Cambridge, in New England.||p. 185.|
|XXXV. Some New Properties in Conic Sections, discovered by Edward Waring, M. A. Lucasian Professor of the Mathematicks in the University of Cambridge, and F. R. S. to Charles Morton, M. D. Sec. R. S.||p. 193.|
|XXXVI. An Account of the Effects of Lightening at South Weald, in Essex: By W. Heberden, M. D. and F. R. S.||p. 198.|
|XL. Observations upon the Effects of Lightning, with an Account of the Apparatus proposed to prevent its Mischiefs to Buildings, more particularly to Powder Magazines; being Answers to certain Questions proposed by M. Calandrini, of Geneva, to William Watson, M. D. F. R. S.||p. 201.|
XLI. An Account of the Effects of Lightning in St. Bride's Church, Fleet-street, on the 18th of June 1764: In a Letter to Mr. Benjamin Wilson, F. R. S. from Edward Delaval, Esq; F. R. S.p. 227.
|L. Observation of the Transit of Venus, June 6, : By , at St. John’s, NewfoundlandJohn Winthrop, Professor of Mathematicks and Philosophy at Cambridge, New England.||p. 279.|
|LI. An Account of the Effects of Lightning on three Ships in the East Indies: By Mr. Robert . Communicated by William Lewis, M. D. and F. R. S.||p. 284.|
|LII. A Demonstration of the Second Rule in the Essay towards the Solution of a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances, published in the Philosophical Transactions, Vol. LIII. Communicated by the Rev. Mr. Richard Price, in a Letter to Mr. John Canton, M. A. F. R. S.||p. 296.|
|LIII. An Account of a remarkable Meteor seen at Oxford, March 5, 1764. In a Letter to Thomas Birch, D. D. Secretary to the Royal Society, from the Rev. John Swinton, B. D. F. R. S. Member of the Academy degli Apatisti at Florence, and of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona in Tuscany.||p. 326.|
|LIV. Extract of a Letter from Mr. John Horsley Fourth Mate on board the Glatton East-India Ship, to the Rev. Mr. Nevil Maskelyne, F. R. S. dated Batavia, Nov. 16, 1763, giving an Account of his Observations, at Sea, for finding out the Longitude by the Moon.||p. 329.|
|LV. An Account of a remarkable Meteor seen at Oxford, April 23, 1764. In a Letter to the Rev. Thomas Birch, D. D. Secretary to the Royal Society, from the Rev. John Swinton, B. D. F. R. S. Member of the Academi degli Apatisti at Florence, and of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona in Tuscany.||p. 332.|