Reference numberEL/V/8
TitleFrancis Vernon, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorVernon; Francis (1637-1677); traveller and diplomat; secretary to the English ambassador in Paris
Date2 August 1669
DescriptionConcerning the chemical, mechanical and geometry experiments carried out; concerning Picard's work to establish the motion of the sun; concerning Huygens' machine to weigh air; that the Duke of Orleans had some curious plants
Details of the new observatory in Paris with a figure
Figure and explanation of Huygens' machine to weigh air
Extent8 sides
Place originParis, le-de-France, France
Origin coordinates48.85341, 2.3488
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 6, p 142
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5652Vernon; Francis (c 1637 - 1677); Travellerc 1637 - 1677
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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