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Letter, from Lorenzo Magalotti to Henry Oldenburg

Reference number: EL/M1/45

Date: 09 May 1668


Sends a copy of a manuscript and also a printed paper about the present comet by Cassini; transcribes an extract from a letter with observations of the comet; transcribes an extract from a letter by Steno stating that he was going to write to Oldenburg about his paper on the origin of shells, molluscs and fossil teeth, and mentioning a controversial experiment which was practiced by him in Leyden, Paris and Florence (see EL/M1/46 for details)

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09 May 1668
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3 pages

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Lorenzo Magalotti

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Lorenzo Magalotti, Letter, from Lorenzo Magalotti to Henry Oldenburg, 09 May 1668, EL/M1/45, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 25 June 2024

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