Reference numberJBO/1/29
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/18
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date22 May 1661
DescriptionColonel Tuke asked to bring a breviate in writing of what he related to the Society of the Academy at Paris, and a returneof thanks to be made, to Monsieur De Mommorts, and another to Monsieur Sorbieres.

That the Committee of Correspondency meet again at Lord Brouncker's Chamber, or else where the Committee shall agree upon, to morrow.

A discourse was made concerning poisons -One graine and a halfe of nux vomica will kill a great bird.

The Ligature of Vipers from the tail to the head to be tried.

Dr Finch and Dr Baynes asked, when they come in to Italy to inquire after poisons.

Mr Povey intreated to send to Bantam about the examination of that poison, related to be so quick as to turn a mans blood suddainly to jelly.

Voted that Dr Finch draw up a letter to send to the Duke Leopoldus.

Monday at 6 of the clock the Committee for the Examination of Insects to meet at Mr Boyles lodging.

Discussed the Generation of Insects.

Ordered that Lord Hatton be asked to write about the Inquiry of Mr Morins book of insects, and to buy it, if it is to be had.

Lord Northampton asked also of the same inquiry for Mr Marshalls book of insects.

Mr Dudly Palmer proposed as a Candidate.

Resolved that the 26th day of June being Wednesday be a solemn meeting and that every one be warned in to consult and debate about Elections.

That Tuesday next be the meeting day.

Sir Kenelme Digby asked to bring in next day his paper and the stones he mentioned this day.

The Florentine Experiment to continue.

Mr Boyle asked the next day to repeat his experiment.

That the 'Businesse of the History of trades ' be discussed the next day.

Sir Gilbert Talbot, and Mr Poe admitted into the Society.

That the Amanuensis go tomorrow to Rosemary Lane to bespeak 2 or 300 more of the solid glass balls.
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