Reference numberJBO/1/76
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/57
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date30 April 1662
DescriptionMr Le Febvre brought in a mass of Calx viva and honey; a crystal of saltpetre separated after it had been mixed with sugar and rose-water; as also a little of a metallic tincture, that being thrown in water did tinge at first, but by reflection but after the water was stirred was tinged through with a clear purple colour: He was asked to write an account of all three.

Mr Winthrop produced a little stone of which one part was as it came from the rock, of an amethist colour, and the other was, after calcinetion, a flesh colour. He also brought a piece of wood called Lignum Colubrinum or in Dutch Schlangen holtz, whose taste is better.

Sir Robert Moray read his account of the satellites of 4[?] on Friday the 25th of this month.

The Operator to provide two birds, a chicken and another bird, and a live mouse or two for the next meeting.

Mr Hill asked to procure some of the water, which is brought from the East Indies; to compare it with this of this Country.

That 2 or 3 Carps bladders to be provided for the mext meeting.

Experiments for the next meeting;
Mr Boyle's Engine to bee exercised, and a carps bladder put into the long tube.
Access statusOpen
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Turning the Pages
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