|Title||Paper, '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|
|Creator||Belcher; Louise (fl 1756) née Teale; Quaker|
|Description||Subject: 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 description||Ink on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1755.0078|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8441||Hales; Stephen (1677 - 1761); physiologist and inventor||1677 - 1761|