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Letter, from Francis Vernon to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Paris

Reference number: EL/V/15

Date: 29 September 1670

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Concerning Picard's work on the measure of the earth; presents a question for Robert Hooke on pendulums; gives account of new papers from Cherubin, de Cange, Rohault, Beaugrand; concerning Cassini's work on Saturn; details about length of telescopes; that the herbal of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Paris will be published next year

Reference number
EL/V/15
Earliest possible date
29 September 1670
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5 pages
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Manuscript

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Francis Vernon

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Francis Vernon, Letter, from Francis Vernon to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Paris, 29 September 1670, EL/V/15, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_v_15/letter-from-francis-vernon-to-henry-oldenburg-dated-at-paris, accessed on 17 July 2024

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