Skip to content

Please be aware that some material may contain words, descriptions or illustrations which will not reflect current scientific understanding and may be considered in today's context inaccurate, unethical, offensive or distressing.

Letter, from Robert Boyle to Henry Oldenburg

Reference number: EL/B1/87

Date: 06 August 1665


Autograph letter with views about the Parliament of Paris which tried to resist the king; concerning wood that was preserved in sandy soil without water; concerning experiments with 'oil of tobacco'; concerning manuscripts for publication
Colonel Gratrix's account of curing diseases by stroking is attached

Reference number
Earliest possible date
06 August 1665
Page extent
3 pages

Creator name

Robert Boyle

View page for Robert Boyle

Use this record


Robert Boyle, Letter, from Robert Boyle to Henry Oldenburg, 06 August 1665, EL/B1/87, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 July 2024

Link to this record

Embed this record

<iframe src="" title="Letter, from Robert Boyle to Henry Oldenburg" allow="fullscreen" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="500px"></iframe>

Related Fellows

Explore the collection

  • Early Letters

    Dates: 1613-1740

    The archival collection known as 'Early Letters' is composed of original manuscript letters sent to, or collected by, the Royal Society from English and foreign correspondents.

    View collection