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Extract of a letter, from Monsieur [Balthazar de] Monconys to Robert Moray

Reference number: EL/M1/32

Date: 01 January 1664


Details of Monsieur Monconys's travels to Magdeburg and Italy: concerning Gene's experiments to show the electric force of the air; concerning Gene's thermometer; concerning experiments with gold; details of a child who cannot read or write but can answer difficult questions of arithematic; that Monconys had seen the bones and teeth of an elephant of Hannibal and about flint and black coral in Italy

Note at end reads: 'not entred [in the Letter Book]'

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01 January 1664
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4 pages

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Balthazar de Monconys

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Balthazar de Monconys, Extract of a letter, from Monsieur [Balthazar de] Monconys to Robert Moray, 01 January 1664, EL/M1/32, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 16 April 2024

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