Record

Reference numberJBO/1/93
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/76
LevelItem
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date27 August 1662
Description ' Dr Wallis his account of Dr Goddards Experiment of weighing Mercuryall glass-Canes, was read, and orderd to bee entred. [In margin; fol : 107]

Dr Goddard propos'd the Experiment of wht forces will compress the Aire into lesser dimensions, and in what proportions.

Sir Robert Moray propos'd to inquire by Experiments what bore maketh aJet of Water rise highest, and of what figure the end of the pipe must bee for that purpose ; alledging, that the end of the pipe being tapered, by that figure the Cylinder of water incumbent on that bore presses more upon it, then by its owne weight.

Dr Wren was desired to peruse the Earle of Sandwich his observations, made by him in his late Sea - Voyage to Portugall and the Straights, and to compare themn with those made here of the same kind. And that in the meane time My lord Sandwich shall have the thanks of the Society given him by Sir Paul Neile, for his care and favour of making and communicationg these observations, concerning which hee is to receive a further account hereafter.

Mr Croone was desired to make the Experiment to shew, that water will passe, where aire will not.

Uppon the occasion of the written Philosophicall books, that were presented to the Society for their Examination, and received a good Character by those members of the Society, that had read them ; it was orderd , that no books presented to the Censure of the Society, shall receive a publick approbation from them, but onely, if the Society think fit to referre such books to one or more of the fellowes, esteemed by them competent Judges thereof, that the report, made thereof to the Society by such fellowes, may be communicated to the Authours of the books thus presented, and that it may bee Signed by one of the Secretaries.
Extent3p
Access statusOpen
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Turning the Pages
URLhttps://ttp.royalsociety.org/ttp/ttp.html?id=a2ca205b-6e3e-45b4-83a3-d1624ab33b5e&type=book&_ga=2.105905027.1616411845.1644832495-1539009595.1644832495
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView