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Reference numberEL/W2/42
LevelItem
TitleJohn Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Edmond Halley
CreatorWallis; John (1616-1703); mathematician; cryptographer; Savilian Professor of Geometry, University of Oxford
Date25 November 1686
DescriptionFurther details about the child with six fingers and toes (mentioned in EL/W2/41), who was called David Richardson, but has now died; concerns carrying out experiments on projected bodies; that Dr Plot has measured a cucumber of nearly four feet in length, which grew in Dr Jacob's garden; discussing remedies for gout, dropsy, rheumatism; account of the eruption of a spring in Yorkshire
Read to the Royal Society on 6 December 1686
LanguageEnglish
Extent3 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originOxford, Oxfordshire, England
Origin coordinates51.75222, -1.25596
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/10i/25
RBO/8/7
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/792e1763-c565-4331-9ecb-c6f0dc954f6a
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7472Wallis; John (1616 - 1703); mathematician and cryptographer1616 - 1703
NA8423Halley; Edmond (1656 - 1742); astronomer1656 - 1742
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