Reference numberLBO/3/21
Alternative reference numberLBO/3/38
TitleCopy letter from Robert Southwell, Lisbon, to Henry Oldenburg
Date16 March 1669
Description ' Written at Lisbon, dated March 6-16, 1668/1669
Concerning some curiosities sent by him in two boxes from Angola, Brazil and Portugal.
Mentions a German, Gabriell Grisley, a professor of Physyck but willing to correspond on plants
Sends letter from the Jesuit Hieronimo Lobo, and with it a book being 'the History of Ethiopia'.
Sends a pot, in which are growing some the Bee flowers which are numerous in Portugal

Postscript notes 'In Angola if any bee troubled with a stopping of urine, a litte batts-dung poudered, and drunk in wine, is their perfecvt remedy.'
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