Reference numberEL/D1/11
TitleLetter, from William Durston to William Brouncker, dated at Plymouth
CreatorDurston; William (1624-)
DescriptionAn account of a lady, Elizabeth Travers, whose breasts became suddenly very swollen
Figure is attached
A length of linen tape, which was used to measure the length of Travers's breasts, is enclosed in an envelope
John Skelton adds that he was an eye-witness
Read at the Royal Society on 22 July 1669
Place originPlymouth, Devon, England
Origin coordinates50.37153, -4.14305
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Access statusOpen
Related materialSee EL/D1/14 for observations of the post-mortem
See EL/D1/16 for the envelope with a linen tape which measured the breadth of Travers when she lay down
Transcribed in LBO/3/149
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 4, no 52, p 1047
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3503Brouncker; William (c1620 - 1684); 2nd Viscount Brouncker; mathematicianc1620 - 1684
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