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Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Robert Boyle, dated at London

Reference number: EL/OB/49

Date: 13 March 1666


Concerns publication of the 'Philosophical Transactions' and of Boyle's work; concerns new experiments to observe the weather with details about a new barometer; concerning enquiries for Hevelius; concerning enquiries for Gervase Lucas who has been appointed Governor of Bombaia in the East Indies; concerning the proposition to preserve ships from wood-worm by building them from a kind of West Indian pear tree

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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Robert Boyle, dated at London, 13 March 1666, EL/OB/49, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 12 April 2024

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