Reference numberJBO/1/27
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/16
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date8 May 1661
DescriptionProposed that the Society write to Mr Wren and charge him from the King, 'to make a Globe of the Moone,' and to describe the bodies of several insects, as he has already begun.

Mr Rooke asked to give in writing his observation of St Helens Island.

Letter was read to the Company from the Duke Leopoldus.

Lord Brouncker, Mr Boyle, Sir Kenelme Digby, Sir Robert Moray, Dr Ent, The President in being, and Mr Croone, appointed a Comittee constantly to correspond with the Duke Leopoldus.
This Comittee to meet on Monday at Lord Brounckers Lodgings, and to make a speedy answer to the Duke's Letter.

Three of this Comittee at least to be a Quorum.

The debate of tubes to Continue to see in seven days.

Mr Colwall read the manner of making green Coperose, and brought in a basket of Copperose stones

Sir Robert Moray asked to write to the Jesuits of Liege about the making of Coperose there.

Ordered that Mr Colwall's Account of Coperose be registered, and that the Society have copies thereof to propound questions thereupon.
Chremnitz in Hungaria has the best Vitriol.

Dr Wilkins moved that Consideration be taken to observe the generation of several insects.

Sir Robert Moray asked to do his best to get the 'History of Insects.'

Dr Clarkasked to bring in under Mr Pellin's - hand the relation of the production of young vipers - from the powder of the liver and lungs of vipers.

Sir Kenelme Digby promised such another under

Dr Clark and Mr Boyle asked to procure an history of vipers.

Dr Goddard asked to 'hang over a warme Bal-neum a glass nip't up with salt of Tartar in it'.

Mr Boyle, Dr Goddard, and Dr Petty asked to consult concerning the nature of gravity.

Mr Croon asked to write to Dr Power, and to procure correspondence between Sir William Persall, Mr Ball, and the said Dr Power, who is proposed as a Candidate.

Mr John Alleyne proposed as a Candidate

That Questions be proposed for the Bay of Biscay.

A Motion made concerning the erection of a Library.

Mr Boyle and Mr Evelyn curators for the observing of insects.
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