Reference numberEL/L5/26
TitleMartin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorLister; Martin (1639-1712); physician and naturalist
Date15 February 1670
DescriptionSigned autograph
Glad that his box has arrived; observations of the 'Viviparous Fly' and the insect 'Julus'; further observations of experiments about the motion of sap in sycamore, walnut and maple; questions whether sap moves in plants and outlines an experiment to determine this with 'Cataputia minor Lob' (spurge); concerning the colours of vegetables and animals and whether salts are responsible for changing colours; observations of the colours of flowers; considers how to fix colours, especially black which was from an English vegetable
Read to the Royal Society on 23 February 1670
Extent3 sides
Place originYork, North Yorkshire, England
Origin coordinates53.95763, -1.08271
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscription in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 7, p 457
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 6, no 70, pp 2121-2123 and pp 2132-36
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8382Lister; Martin (1639 - 1712)1639 - 1712
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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