Reference numberCLP/15i/59
TitlePaper, 'Of the nature of silk as it is made in Piedmont [Italy]' by William Aglionby
DateMay 1699
DescriptionAglionby explains how the quality of silk depends on the nourishment of the silkworms (Bombyx mori), suggesting the therefore 'the chief dependance [sic] is on a happy spring', which will provide tender leaves for the silkworms to eat. He goes on to provide instructions for identifying the quality and measuring the weight of silk.

Subject: Zoology / Entomology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Of the nature of silk as it is made in Piedmont'

Read to the Royal Society on 24 May 1699
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1699.0035
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 21 (1699), p 183
Related records in the catalogueRBO/9/29
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6675Aglionby; William (c 1642 - 1705); diplomat and writerc 1642 - 1705
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