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Letter, from John Ray [to the Royal Society]

Reference number: EL/R1/10


Account of pismires (type of ant) staining flowers; experiments with spirit of salt and oil of sulphur on the colour of chicory flowers and other flowers; details of spider hanging on its thread
Note reads: ' This letter come inclosed in Mr Willughby's of 13 January 1671'
Read to the Royal Society on 19 January 1670

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John Ray

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John Ray, Letter, from John Ray [to the Royal Society], EL/R1/10, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 July 2024

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