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Reference numberEL/A/17
LevelItem
TitleLetter, from Adrian Auzout to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Paris
CreatorAuzout; Adrien (1622-1691); French astronomer; mathematician
Date28 December 1666
DescriptionDiscussion of Boyle's 'Hydrostatical paradoxes'; concerning Auzout's new way of taking diameters of the planets; concerning Burattini's telescopic lenses; some details about the controversy between Auzout and Hevelius; hopes for observing the horizontal eclipse of the moon
Read to Royal Society on 9 January 1666
LanguageFrench
Extent5 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originParis, le-de-France, France
Origin coordinates48.85341, 2.3488
Access statusOpen
Related materialCopied into LBO/1/370; LBO/27/69; LBC/1/438
For a partial translation in English by Oldenburg see EL/A/19
Transcribed and translated in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 3, pp 291-299
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/fb535125-927d-4c3f-baad-4778f6148c18
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA2328Auzout; Adrian (1622 - 1691); physician and astronomer1622 - 1691
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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