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Explains why the making of the lens for the telescope was delayed; details about the selling of his books with prices and the amounts spent on items which Hevelius required; that he would not be sending the telescopic tube because it was too expensive with discussion about the making of these tubes; that Hooke has not finished the telescopic sights; postscript about objective lenses

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02 August 1669
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6 pages

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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Johannes Hevelius, 02 August 1669, EL/O2/8, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 July 2024

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