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Thanks for Bartolin's letters; that the reply from the Bishop of Holar in Iceland had been read to the Society; since Icelanders appear to lack quicksilver, spirit of lead and other chemicals should be shipped to them so that the Society's experiments could be carried out there; that Flamsteed's observations of the lunar eclipse had been sent - wishes for Bartholin's observations in return

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06 March 1675
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2 pages

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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Erasmus Bartholin, 06 March 1675, EL/O2/162, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 24 July 2024

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    Dates: 1613-1740

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