Reference numberEL/M1/45
TitleLetter, from Lorenzo Magalotti to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorMagalotti; Lorenzo (1637-1712); Italian philosopher; author; diplomat; poet
Date9 May 1668
DescriptionSends a copy of a manuscript and also a printed paper about the present comet by Cassini; transcribes an extract from a letter with observations of the comet; transcribes an extract from a letter by Steno stating that he was going to write to Oldenburg about his paper on the origin of shells, molluscs and fossil teeth, and mentioning a controversial experiment which was practiced by him in Leyden, Paris and Florence (see EL/M1/46 for details)
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Related materialTranscribed and translated in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 4, p 344
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
NA6821Magalotti; Lorenzo (1637 - ? 1711)1637 - ? 1711
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