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Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Gisli Thorlaksson, dated at London

Reference number: EL/O2/162a

Date: 06 March 1676


Thanks Thorlaksson for his replies to queries about Iceland (see EL/B2/19); lists queries which appear to have been answered by conjecture eg about the freezing of quicksilver, spirits of salts, soap-boilers lye, pure oils, the maximum penetration of frost into water; that Bartholin has been instructed to send materials necessary to conduct these experiments (see EL/O2/162)

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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Gisli Thorlaksson, dated at London, 06 March 1676, EL/O2/162a, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 24 July 2024

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