Reference numberEL/O1/57
TitleLetter, from Henry Oldenburg to Richard Norwood, dated at London
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 [Caribbean], 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
Place originLondon, England
Origin coordinates51.50853, -0.12574
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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
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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