Reference numberJBO/1/64
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/47
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date5 February 1662
DescriptionMr Streete presented the Society with a book of Celestiall motions, and was thanked.

Dr Whistler brought in a Booke of Observations on the bills of mortality and read the dedicatory Epistle (to Sir R: Moray President) from Mr Graunt, who sent 50 of the same books to be distributed to Members of the Society. Thanks orderd to be returned to him, and he was proposed as a Candidate.

Sir William Petty, Dr Bains, Mr Brookes, Mr Rooke, My Lord Brouncker, and Mr Ball, were appoionted as a Committee to Examine a report Mr Brookes read concerning music.

Dr Wren was aasked to think of an easy way for an universall measure other than a Pendulum.

That Dr Henshaw to bring in a written account of his 'Experiment of the water compelled out of a glasse by boyling and returning into the glasse againe after the externall water (in which it was sett) was cooled '.

Sir Robert Pastonwas asked to bring in a written account of 'Plaster of Paris and of Bronze'.

Mr Williamson admitted into the Society.

Sir William Petty proposed Sir George Lane as a Candidate

Mr Henry Proby, formerly proposed by Dr Wilkins, admitted into the Society.

The Amanuensis to provide five green glasse tubes of an inch bore and ten feet long a piece, for the next meeting.

The Operator to provide a frame to the quicksilver experiment for Mr Ball, and bring it in for the next day.

Ordered that the Amanuensis make a Transcript of the form to which every person up on his admission subscribed. Hee or the Operator to attend the persons (now in arrears) at their respective habitations, and show them the said transcripts, desiring them to pay their arrears due by virtue of the same.
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URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Turning the Pages
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