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Register Book of the Royal Society Volume 2ii, copies of papers communicated 1662-1663

Reference number: RBO/2ii

Date: 1662-1663

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Fair copies of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society, transcribed to establish their precedence for a particular discovery or idea.

Imperfect copy made when RBO/2i was lost, it was later recovered. Note reads: 'This Register is very uncorrect and the figures and schemes generally wanting the true Original having been lost in Mr Oldenburgs time but was happyly retrieved by Dr Sloan Apr 1703 In which are several Discourses and Experiments not in this Book an Account of which the next Page contains'

There are two indices: the first by Richard Waller in 1687; the second is anonymous

At the front; ' A Catalogue of The Discourses And Experiments in the True Original Second Register wanting in this. '

At the back; ' A Table of the Experiments, Discourses etc Contained in this Register. ' List by subject, with separate column for page number, by whom brought in and where printed.

Reference number
RBO/2ii
Earliest possible date
1662-1663
Page extent
1 volume, 247 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Register Book of the Royal Society Volume 2ii, copies of papers communicated 1662-1663, 1662-1663, RBO/2ii, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rbo_2ii/register-book-of-the-royal-society-volume-2ii-copies-of-papers-communicated-1662-1663, accessed on 19 April 2024

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    Dates: 1661-1739

    The 'Register Books Originals' contain copies of scientific papers submitted to the Society and considered for publication. The papers were transcribed to establish their precedence for a particular discovery or idea.

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