Reference numberEL/M1/98
TitleWilliam Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Edmond Halley
CreatorMolyneux; William (1656-1698); experimental philosopher; constitutional writer
Date8 October 1690
DescriptionThanks for sending a paper on the foci for spherical lenses; observations of an earthquake in Chester; wishes for Halley's last thoughts on shooting
On the reverse Molyneux discusses Halley's double convex and double concave lenses
Read to the Royal Society on 15 October 1690
Extent2 sides
Place originDublin, Leinster, Ireland
Origin coordinates53.33306, -6.24889
Access statusOpen
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5638Molyneux; William (1656 - 1698)1656 - 1698
NA8423Halley; Edmond (1656 - ? 1742); astronomer1656 - ? 1742
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