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Letter, from William Oakes to John Beale

Reference number: EL/B1/47

Date: 13 October 1664

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Autograph letter concerning husbandry practices in Somerset, particularly about growing wheat, and about maintaining meadows and pastures
Beale has added a note for Henry Oldenburg stating that Oakes's letter compares husbandry in Somerset with Dr Smith's account

Reference number
EL/B1/47
Earliest possible date
13 October 1664
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, from William Oakes to John Beale, 13 October 1664, EL/B1/47, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_b1_47/letter-from-william-oakes-to-john-beale, accessed on 24 July 2024

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