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Letter, from Robert Moray to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Oxford

Reference number: EL/M1/23

Date: 15 December 1665


Concerning de Son's philosophy of dioptrics and parabolic lenses; concerning Mr Balle's observations of Saturn which will be sent to Huygens; concerning taxes in France

Oldenburg has added a note to de Son (in French) wishing to learn of his results and also asks about how to extract lead from a mirror, and then the silver from the lead, at a small cost

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Robert Moray

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Robert Moray, Letter, from Robert Moray to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Oxford, 15 December 1665, EL/M1/23, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 22 June 2024

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