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Beale mentions that his father had a productive orchard in Herefordshire; that Beale had tried to grow vines but the weather was too wet and he turned his wine into cider and perry; discussing his wine palate
The letter is endorsed by Oldenburg: 'Mr Beale's Letter to mee Dec. 12. 1662'

Subject: Horticulture/ Viticulture

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12 December 1662
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2 pages

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John Beale

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John Beale, Copy of a letter, from John Beale to Henry Oldenburg, 12 December 1662, EL/B1/16, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 24 July 2024

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