Reference numberEL/B1/17
TitleExtract of a letter, from John Beale to Henry Oldenburg
Date21 December 1662
DescriptionBeale states that he was sending grafts of trees from Herefordshire to Dorset; recommends two sorts of redstreaks for cider-making; saying that cider could prevent stones and gout; discussion of other foods eg. artichoke, thistles, potatoes

Read to Royal Society on 7 January 1662

Letter is endorsed by Oldenburg: 'AO 1662. Decem. 21. Extract of Mr Beale's letter to M. Oldenburg for propagating of Cider Fruit read Jan: 7: 62'

This letter was apparently sent with another one dated 4 January 1662/3 (EL/B1/17b)

Subject: Horticulture
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Related materialTranscribed in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 1 pp 481-484
Related records in the catalogueLBO/27/30
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3355Beale; John (c1608 - c1683); clergyman and writerc1608 - c1683
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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