Reference numberEL/M1/105
TitleLetter, from Thomas Molyneux to Martin Lister, dated at Dublin
CreatorMolyneux; Sir; Thomas (1661-1733); Irish physician; natural philosopher; first baronet
Date25 March 1698
DescriptionAccount of the Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, compiled from observations of various people - that Molyneux hoped to visit the Giant's Causeway himself - wishes to correct errors in a publication of a paper by Samuel Foley in 'Philosophical Transactions' (vol 18, no 212, p 170); that Mr Sandys, a 'Master in Designing and Drawing of Prospects' to make a drawing of the causeway and surrounding area - list of figures and explanations are given; concerning other areas where there are similar columns of stone in Northern Ireland eg called the Looms and near Dunluce; details about the stone of the Causeway
Figures of columns are attached

Read to the Royal Society on 29 June 1698
Place originDublin, Leinster, Ireland
Origin coordinates53.33306, -6.24889
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Access statusOpen
Related materialPrinted in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 20, no 241, p 209
Related records in the catalogueRBO.8.46
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8382Lister; Martin (1639 - 1712); physician and naturalist1639 - 1712
NA7851Molyneux; Sir; Thomas (1661 - 1733); physician and antiquarian1661 - 1733
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