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Letter, from Pierre Petit to Henry Oldenburg

Reference number: EL/P1/4

Date: 17 November 1665


A copy of Petit's book on comets is presented to the Society

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17 November 1665
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2 pages

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Pierre Petit

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Pierre Petit, Letter, from Pierre Petit to Henry Oldenburg, 17 November 1665, EL/P1/4, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 16 July 2024

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