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Letter, from John Ray [to the Royal Society]

Reference number: EL/R1/10

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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

Reference number
EL/R1/10
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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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, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_r1_10/letter-from-john-ray-to-the-royal-society, accessed on 23 July 2024

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    Dates: 1613-1740

    The archival collection known as 'Early Letters' is composed of original manuscript letters sent to, or collected by, the Royal Society from English and foreign correspondents.

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