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Letter, from John Ray to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Middleton

Reference number: EL/R1/13

Date: 03 July 1671


Suggesting research topics on insects produced from the excrescensies of vegetables; concerning insects smelling of musk

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03 July 1671
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John Ray

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John Ray, Letter, from John Ray to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Middleton, 03 July 1671, EL/R1/13, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 25 July 2024

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