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Reference numberEL/O1/57
LevelItem
TitleHenry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Richard Norwood in Bermuda
CreatorOldenburg; Henry (1619-1677); German natural philosopher in England; scientific correspondent
Date10 February 1668
DescriptionThanks for Norwood's letter; encloses some enquiries which the Society would like to know about Bermuda and the West Indies, particularly about tides, whales, the longevity of the people of Bermuda (see 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 1, no 11, p 186 for Robert Boyle's list for compiling a natural history of any country); wishes him to observe any eclipses of the moon and tells him to look at Mr Rook's methods for this found in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 1, no 22, p 388; concerns the building of a new college for the Society; sends a copy of the 'History' of the Society

A note from Charles Howard to Mr Norwood is enclosed within the letter which gives instructions about how to prepare fruit, seeds, plants, roots for transportation
LanguageEnglish
Extent4 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originLondon, England
Origin coordinates51.50853, -0.12574
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 4, p 166
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/963cb6f9-e6cb-42fb-9736-bc7028f5f457
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CodeNameDates
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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