Reference numberEL/B3/20
TitleHerman Boerhaave, dated at Leyden, to Cromwell Mortimer
CreatorBoerhaave; Herman (1668-1738); Dutch botanist; chemist; physician
Date17 February 1734
DescriptionAutograph letter concerning the reception of Boerhaave's book; correspondent states that he sends observations of quicksilver (see EL/B3/22)
Read to the Royal Society on 28 March 1734
Extent1 side
Place originLeiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.15833, 4.49306
Access statusOpen
Related materialFor a translation of this letter see EL/B3/21
Observations of quicksilver see EL/B3/22
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8055Mortimer; Cromwell (c 1699 - 1752)c 1699 - 1752
NA8371Boerhaave; Herman (1668 - 1738)1668 - 1738
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