Reference numberEL/W3/23
TitleLetter, from John Winthrop to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Boston
CreatorWinthrop; John (1606-1676); colonial governor and physician; governor of Connecticut
Date26 August 1670
DescriptionStates that he has sent a stellar fish, cranberries, skins of rattle snakes (with account about them), Virginia snakeweed, Indian [sic] corn, dwarf oaks, butternut tree (of the walnut family), horn fish, all from New England; concerning a natural history of New England
Read to the Royal Society on 27 October 1670
Place originBoston, Massachusetts, United States
Origin coordinates42.35843, -71.05977
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Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscription in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', edited and translated by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, volume 7, page 142
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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