Reference numberCLP/7i/30
TitlePaper, observations of two rainbows witnessed in London on 18 August 1651 by Henry Oldenburg
DescriptionAlso attached are some eclectic notes by Henry Oldenburg about winds, lead and black lead, Roman vitriol, garden and flowers, springs, medical remedies, madness, music, salmon, pearls, agriculture, spontaneous plants, cutting of coppices, hedges, broom, teazels, dairy, yeast, malting, bees, sheep, wool, freezing, glue, staunching of blood, emmets, unusual births, small pox, plague, mortar.

Includes a drawing of a plague mentioning the horticulturist Ralph Austen (c. 1612-1676) and the art of cultivating apple trees. In Oldenburg's notes we do not find any information about apples or cider (although there are short notes on the preparation and recovering of beer). There is a list of trees, but this does not seem to be related to Austen.

Subject: Natural Philosophy
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/7i/30/2
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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