Reference numberJBO/1/81
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/62
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date4 June 1662
DescriptionMr William Winde was proposed as a candidate by Dr Wilkins

Mr Boyle produced two of Prince Rupert's draft pieces in print.

Mr Croon produced tow embryos of puppy dogs, kept for 8 days in a spirit of wine in a glass vial sealed hermetically.

Mr Boyle promised to make the same experiment on rabbits.

Lord Brouncker to bring in next day his paper on experiments, to be Registered.

Dr Wilkins brought in two small dead creatures called the Deathswatch, which Dr Ent had promised to produce.

Dr Goddard produced a human embryo two inches long.

Those members of the Society wishing to see Mr Toogood's engine compared with a pump are to meet next Saturday at the Temple in the Church at ten o' clock

Nr Boyle described letting a tube fuilled with sand stand in water for 30 hours, after which the water had risen 24 inches. He was asked to prosecute that experiment.

Lord Brouncker, Sir Robert Moray, Sir William Petty, Dr Goddard and Dr Wilkins appointed a committee to draw up a paper concerning the design of the Society.

The Amanuensis to make a fair draft of the information concerning the Royal Society and deliver it to the Bishop of Worcester.

Mr Ball, Mr Pope, Lord Brouncker, Sir Robert Moray were asked to try the vavriation of the needles at Whitehall.

Mr Crone was asked to enquire about the hanging up of a corpse.

Dr Cudworth and Dr Henry Moore of Cambridge were proposed as candidates by Dr Wilkins.
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