Reference numberEL/H3/13
TitleLetter, from Thomas Henshaw to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Copenhagen
CreatorHenshaw; Thomas (1618-1700); alchemist; writer
Date12 December 1672
DescriptionObservations of Scandinavia - eider's down used to fill quilts and the 'sea unicorn' (narwhal- Arctic white whale with a long tooth); concerning languages used in Iceland; lament at the news of the deaths of John Wilkins and of the Duke of Richmond
Read to the Royal Society on 15 January 1673
Place originCopenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark
Origin coordinates55.67594, 12.56553
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall and Marie Boas Hall, vol 9, p 352
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
NA8237Henshaw; Thomas (1618 - 1700); alchemist and writer1618 - 1700
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