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Reference numberEL/P1/9
LevelItem
TitlePierre Petit, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorPetit; Pierre (1594-1677); engineer; physicist; astronomer; mathematician; instrument builder
Date8 May 1667
DescriptionThanks for being proposed for election to the Fellowship; regrets that his letter on magnetic variation did not arrive but that he can make a copy from notes taken by Henry Justel (see EL/P1/5 and EL/P1/6 for this); concerning his instrument for measuring the diameters of planets has been printed in the 'Journal des Scavans'
Postscript can be found with EL/P1/10 concerning additions to his letter mentioned above
LanguageFrench
Extent1 side
FormatManuscript
Place originParis, le-de-France, France
Origin coordinates48.85341, 2.3488
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed and translated in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 3, p 417
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/c884fa6e-9d77-4fe6-b91a-17385e26e3ac
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA4518Petit; Pierre (? 1594 - 1677)? 1594 - 1677
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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