Reference numberCMO/1/159
Alternative reference numberCMO/1/177
TitleMinutes of meeting
Date1 February 1669
DescriptionPresent at the Council: The President, Lord Brouncker; The Lord Henry Howard; the Lord Berkely; Bishop of Chester; Lord Brereton; Sir Robert Moray; Sir Paul Neile; Sir George Ent; Dr Jonathan Goddard; Dr Clark; Mr Daniel Colwall; Dr Croon; Mr Henry Oldenburg

Lord Berkeley was sworn as a Member of the Council

Ordered that the draft of the contract of the Society with Mr cole concerning Chelsey-college be engrossed by Mr Hoskyns by the next Council, then to be sealed.

Mr Colwall was asked to be present, to pay Mr Cole, the one hundred pounds from the Society's chest.

Ordered that that Mr Hoskyns ask Dr Ball to be at Arundel House next Wednesday in the morning, there to meet Mr Walker in the Society's Library, and together to perfect the Catalogue of the Books, especially the Manuscripts; and that Mr Hooke be asked by the Amanuensis to deliver the key of the Library to Dr Ball if he cannot be there himself.

Ordered that once the Catalogue of the Manuscripts is made, it should be delivered to Mr Collins to decide what value to put on them.

Ordered that the Treasurer pay Mr Hook arrears due to him according to the allowances appointed by a former order of the Council on 23 November 1664.

Mr James Gregorie's reply to Monsieur Huygens about his book ' De vera Circuli et Heperbole Quadratura' was declared fit to be printed in the Transactions, though care to be taken to omit all that might be offensive.

Mr Hoskyns brought to the Council the papers concerning the Society left with Sir Anthony Morgan, some thirty in number, deliverd into the custody and care of Mr Oldenburg.

The Bishop of Chester proposed a suitable person for translating into Latin the History of the Royal Society, if he was paid thirty pounds. Ordered that he should undertake the task, and that the Society would ensure he received such payment.

Moved by Mr Oldenburg that the Council should consider an effective way of carrying on the experiments at the meetings of the Society, such as possibly constituting committees made up of both members of the Society and the Council, in order to direct experiments. Committees to meet once a month, one on this end of the town, one on the other end. The proposal was approved, and the President stated he would consider the persons to be appointed.
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