Reference numberEL/W3/21
TitleLetter, from John Winthrop to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Hartford, New England
CreatorWinthrop; John (1606-1676); colonial governor and physician; governor of Connecticut
Date12 November 1668
DescriptionConcerning the non-delivery of letters to New England because of bad weather; concerning mines in North America and experiments in salt-works; concerning maize and a new way of making tar; discussing telescopes

Account of a fire at a farm-house at Farmington (plantation near Hartford in Connecticut) with discussion of the houses and thatch, and a discussion of seaweed as manure for apple trees. Account is inserted within this letter.
Place originHartford, Connecticut, United States
Origin coordinates41.76371, -72.68509
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscription in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', edited and translated by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, volume 5, page 150
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
NA7404Winthrop; John (1606 - 1676); colonial governor and physician1606 - 1676
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