Record

Reference numberEL/OB/5
LevelItem
TitleHenry Oldenburg, dated at Paris, to Robert Boyle
CreatorOldenburg; Henry (1619-1677); German natural philosopher in England; scientific correspondent
Date17 May 1659
DescriptionConcerning the travels of Robert Southwell who asks for Oldenburg's advice - believes that Southwell might be of use to the Royal Society particularly if he were to visit Italy; sends a sample of oil and wishes Boyle to examine it for its possible medicinal effects; he also sends seeds of a sensitive plant and the grains of 'Bama muscata' from the West Indies with details of its preparation; postscript (in Latin) has the method for making vitriolated oil
LanguageLatin
English
Extent3 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originParis, le-de-France, France
Origin coordinates48.85341, 2.3488
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed (and postscript translated) in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 1, p 252
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/db962791-19bb-4eb5-96ae-4b664821add1
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
NA8137Boyle; Robert (1627 - 1691); natural philosopher and chemist1627 - 1691
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