Reference numberL&P/3/106
TitlePaper, 'Proposals to retard the putrefaction of animals in hot climates' by Stephen Hales and extract of a letter 'from Governor Belcher's Lady; dated Elizabeth town, New Jersey, Oct 22, 1755; concerning an extraordinary motion in the waters in the Lake Ontario in North-America' sent to Stephen Hales
CreatorBelcher; Louise (fl 1756) née Teale; Quaker
DescriptionSubject: Zoology; physics

Two manuscript notes in Stephen Hales' hand, the first is his proposal to use sea-salt to preserve animal specimens. The paper was not published by the Royal Society, but published as part of Hales' 'Philosophical Experiments'.
The second is an extract from a letter received by Hales where Louise Teale Belcher reports changes in waters in Lake Ontario. This note was published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Extract of a letter to the Rev. Dr. Hales, F. R. S. from Governor Belcher's Lady; dated Elizabeth town, NewJersey, Oct 22, 1755; concerning an extraordinary motion in the waters in the Lake Ontario in North-America'.

Read 19 February 1756
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1755.0078
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8441Hales; Stephen (1677 - 1761); physiologist and inventor1677 - 1761
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