Reference numberJBO/1/31
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/20
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date5 June 1661
DescriptionSir John Petthouse proposed as a Candidate by Sir Kenelme Digby

Sir Kenelme Digby brought in those stones he called octulus mundi.

Colonell Tuke related the manner of the rain like corne

The Duke of Buckingham admitted into the Society.

Mr Boyle and Mr Evelyn asked to sow some of those rained seeds, to try their product.

Colonell Tuke desired to bring in more of these seeds, and to inquire exqctly into the story thereof.

Dr Charleton desired to ask Lord Hatton to inquire for Mr Morins book of insects.

Mr Boyle related of a Gentleman who having made some experiment of the air, tried the quicksilver experiment at the top and the bottom of a hill, where there was found three inches of difference.

Mr Richard White proposed as a Candidate.

Magneticall Cures discussed .

Sir Gilbert Talbot promised to bring in what he knows of sympatheticall cures.

Those that have of the pouder of sympathie to bring some of it next day.

Dr Charleton promised to bring of that white powder by the bath, which put into water heats it.

Dr Clarke intreated to give in the narrative of his injections of liquors into the veins.

Dr Clarke moved to try in Mr Boyles engine, whether filtration will succeed in it or not.

Discussed the extinguishing of a lighted candle in a vessel like a funnel or blind head.

Ordered that two stands be provided.

The Duke of Buckingham was asked to cause charcoal to be distilled by his chemist.

The 2 cats bitten by the vipers the 15th day of May last, did not die: but recovered the next day.

The Duke of Buckingham promised to bring into the Society a piece of a unicorne's horne.

Sir Kenelme Digby related that 'the calcined pouder of toades reverberated, applied in bags upon the stomach of a pestiferase body, cures it by severall applications'.

Dr Charleton desired to bring in the next day some poison to try the xperiment upon little birds.

Both the letters, the one to the Duke Leopold, and the other to the Academie at Paris, to be referred to the Committee of Correspondence.
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