Reference numberJBO/1/23
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/14
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date3 April 1661
DescriptionMr Boyle, Dr Merrett, and Dr Colwall asked to bring in writing the method of making of vitriol.

Dr Petty asked to enqiure in Ireland, for the petrification of wood, the barnacles, the variation of the compass, the tryall of the quicksilver experiment, & the ebbing & flowing of a brook.

Mr Boyle asked at his leisure to consider of Glaubers way of discovering of Mineralls.

Mr Boyle brought in his booke concerning glass tubes.

Ordered that every member of the Society should have one of Mr Boyle's bookes to discuss upon in seven days.

That it be moved the next day whether the matters to be be debated shall be agreed upon the day before.

Inquiry to be made of the fish that Schttus makes mention, which turnes to the wind, (suspended by a thread)
Access statusOpen
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Turning the Pages
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView