Reference numberJBO/1/41
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/28
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date14 August 1661
DescriptionSir Robert Moray brought in glasse drops with Cement about them, the Account is Register'd fol 51.

Mr Oldenburg brought in a piece of Camphier wood.

Dr Wilkins brought in a glasse bottle fountain to try compression of Water. And he brought in also in writing his account of blowne bladders Register'd fol. 57

Sir Kenelme Digby presented the Society with some of his little Bookes of the Vegetation of plants; and also produced a piece of wood, which after tryall was made with a blast pipe proved incombustible.

Sir William Petty promised to send for some of the peeces of a rock in Wales like incombustible wood, from holy land.

Mr Boyle promised to try compression of air and water by his Engine with Quicksilver.

Mr Croone asked to bring in n account of his Experiment of Bladders and water.

Mr Henshaw brought in and read his paper of Saltpeter and Gunpowder, which is orderd to be Registerd, and thancks return'd to him for his carefull paines.

Sir Robert Harley propsed as a Candidate. By Mr Slingsby.

That the Operator go and Summon in the Members of the Society against next day.

Sir John Finches piece of incombustible hattband was produced this day.
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URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Turning the Pages
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