Reference numberEL/A/28
TitleMinutes of the Dublin Philosophical Society, sent by St George Ashe, dated at Trinity College Dublin
Date30 May 1685
DescriptionMinutes of meetings of the Philosophical Society of Dublin held between 4 to 25 May 1685
Matters discussed:
- presentation of a stone found in the middle of a limestone from West Meath
- a dissection of Siamese twins, an account of a 'monster' chicken and a description of a patient with a strong pulse by Dr Mullen
- barometric readings
- Mr Molyneux's description of a weather clock
- Dr Willoughby's account of hermaphrodites
- a method of discovering the distances of the moon and sun from the earth by Mr Aland
Ashe adds a note saying he presumed that Molyneux had already passed on this information to the Royal Society. Addressee is unidentified
Read to the Royal Society on 24 June 1685
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueEL/L5/125
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5799Ashe; St George (1658 - 1718); Bishop of Derry and scholar1658 - 1718
NA5638Molyneux; William (1656 - 1698); natural philosopher and writer1656 - 1698
NA8374Willughby; Francis (1635 - 1672); naturalist1635 - 1672
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