Reference numberCLP/6/62
TitlePaper, 'An account of the papers, models, and figures which the Society received from Mr Hobbs of Weymouth in Dorsetshire' by unknown author
DescriptionPaper in which the author reviews the work of Hobbs submitted to the Royal Society. The author evaluates his work, determining that he has a clear head, good diligence and judgement, despite his lack of education. The author finds his philosophy inferior to his observations of factual matters, but nevertheless recommends that the Society approach him with questions about his region or about tides. The author goes on to evaluate Hobbs' opinions on various other scientific matters, including rain, wind, and monsoons.

Subject: Oceanography

Read to the Royal Society on 25 May 1709
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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