Reference numberEL/OB/38
TitleLetter, from Henry Oldenburg to Robert Boyle, dated at London
CreatorOldenburg; Henry (1619-1677); German natural philosopher in England; scientific correspondent
Date10 October 1665
DescriptionAsks for a copy of the letter with details of the French burning-mirror because he has lost the original; concerning Kircher's 'Mundus subterraneus' and the motion of strings to pendulums; concerning the healing powers of Greatrix; concerning the spirit of harts-horn of M Whitaker; encloses Auzout's paper with his censure of the Hevelian observations of the first comet; transcribes the President's response in how to proceed in the controversy between Auzout and Hevelius; concerning Spinosa's displeasure at Dutch stationers' Latin impression of the 'History of Colours'; concerning a blind man at Mastrich who could see colours with his finger tips and could play cards; concerning the movements of the Dutch fleet
Place originLondon, England
Origin coordinates51.50853, -0.12574
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 2, p 555
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8137Boyle; Robert (1627 - 1691); natural philosopher and chemist1627 - 1691
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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