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Register Book of the Royal Society Volume 6, copies of papers communicated 1685-1687

Reference number: RBO/6

Date: 1685-1687

Description

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

At the back of the volume is a table of the Society's foreign correspondents in 1677 (from Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Sicily, Germany, Low Countries, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Persia, Japan and Batavia [colonial name of the capital of the Dutch East Indies, now Jakarta, Indonesia]).

There is also a copy of a letter from Dr Thomas Gale to Leeuwenhoek (in Latin), dated 26 February 1679, stating that he was sending his election certificate to the Society (which is cited below this).

Reference number
RBO/6
Earliest possible date
1685-1687
Page extent
1 volume
Format
Manuscript

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Register Book of the Royal Society Volume 6, copies of papers communicated 1685-1687, 1685-1687, RBO/6, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rbo_6/register-book-of-the-royal-society-volume-6-copies-of-papers-communicated-1685-1687, accessed on 18 June 2024

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