Record

Reference numberCLP/24/60/1
LevelItem
TitlePaper, 'A pear growing out the top of another' by Henry Oldenburg
Date7 March 1700
DescriptionOldenburg describes a pear which 'appeared to have brought forth another through her head'. Text explains: 'This first were Peares, which in 24 days about the end of August had blossom'd and were come to maturity. One of these pears there was, which appear'd to have brought forth another through her head. For this head was wide open and had sent forth another pear, which came out but half, and this second pear emitted out of its head a branch and some leaves'. Speculates as to how this could have happened. Figure of the pear(s) is included [CLP/24/60/2].

Subject: Botany
Extent1p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/24/60
CLP/24/60/2
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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