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Extract of a letter, from John Beale to Henry Oldenburg

Reference number: EL/B1/17

Date: 21 December 1662


Beale states that he was sending grafts of trees from Herefordshire to Dorset; recommends two sorts of redstreaks for cider-making; saying that cider could prevent stones and gout; discussion of other foods eg. artichoke, thistles, potatoes

Read to Royal Society on 7 January 1662

Letter is endorsed by Oldenburg: 'AO 1662. Decem. 21. Extract of Mr Beale's letter to M. Oldenburg for propagating of Cider Fruit read Jan: 7: 62'

This letter was apparently sent with another one dated 4 January 1662/3 (EL/B1/17b)

Subject: Horticulture

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21 December 1662
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2 pages

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John Beale

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John Beale, Extract of a letter, from John Beale to Henry Oldenburg, 21 December 1662, EL/B1/17, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 24 July 2024

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