Reference numberEL/A/38
TitlePart of a letter, from St George Ashe [to the Royal Society], dated at Trinity College Dublin
Date26 March 1687
DescriptionConcerning a girl called Elizabeth Dooly who had a protuberance on her forehead -when her mother was pregnant she was frightened by a cow she was milking, and hit by the cow's teat on her temple - believed that the daughter's protuberance was linked to this incident; concerning a description of and virtues of the herb 'Mackinboy' or 'Tithimalus hibernicus', a rare plant known today as Irish Spurge (Euphorbia hyberna L.)
Only part of the letter has been preserved

Subject: Physiology/ Botany
Place originTrinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Leinster, Republic of Ireland
Origin coordinates53.33306, -6.24889
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1686.0062
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1698.0060
Related records in the catalogueLBO/12/109
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5799Ashe; St George (1658 - 1718); Bishop of Derry and scholar1658 - 1718
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