Reference numberEL/M1/96
TitleLetter, from William Molyneux to Edmond Halley, dated at Dublin
CreatorMolyneux; William (1656-1698); experimental philosopher; constitutional writer
Date19 June 1686
DescriptionConcerning the wire in Robert Hooke's level and about applying a pendulum to a watch; discussing Hooke's baroscope; states that objections to Hevelius's work should be sent to him when he is alive rather than dead; thanks for a paper on the doctrine of shooting; sends some wolf's fangs; that Huygens had gone to find the northern passage or to discover longitude - sends questions about latitude, exactness of time at sea and about whether it is possible to manage a 12-foot telescope at sea

Read to the Royal Society on 30 June 1686
Place originDublin, Leinster, Ireland
Origin coordinates53.33306, -6.24889
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Access statusOpen
Related materialJBO/8/81
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8423Halley; Edmond (1656 - 1742); astronomer1656 - 1742
NA5638Molyneux; William (1656 - 1698); natural philosopher and writer1656 - 1698
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