Reference numberCLP/15i/23
TitleLetter, 'Of spiders and snails' from Mr Skippon to John Ray
DateFebruary 1668
DescriptionSkippon describes the appearances of two types of snail he has seen in England. He goes on to discuss spiders, and spider silk in particular.

Subject: Zoology / Arachnology / Malacology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Some observations concerning the odd turn of some shell-snailes, and the darting of spiders, made by an ingenious cantabrigian and by way of letter communicated to Mr. I. Wray, who transmitted them to the publisher for the R. S.', vol 4, no 50, p 1011

Read to the Royal Society on 18 February 1668
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1669.0034
Related records in the catalogueRBO/4/17
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8382Lister; Martin (1639 - 1712); physician and naturalist1639 - 1712
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