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Letter, from Robert Boyle to Henry Oldenburg

Reference number: EL/B1/93

Date: 14 October 1665


Autograph letter with details of the meeting of members of the Royal Society eg. what papers were read and Boyle's experiment of suspending mercury in a pipe open at both ends and experiments with 'oil of tobacco' and animals

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14 October 1665
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3 pages

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Robert Boyle

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Robert Boyle, Letter, from Robert Boyle to Henry Oldenburg, 14 October 1665, EL/B1/93, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 04 December 2023

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