Reference numberEL/D1/43
TitleLetter from John Davys
CreatorDavys; John (fl 1695-1699)
DescriptionConcerning a half-finished stocking-making machine invented by Davys. He sends a sample and wants to know if the Royal Society would buy it. He also sends flints that he has found.
Read to the Royal Society on 31 January 1694
Extent1 side
NotesInk is faint
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed in LBO/29/71
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
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