Reference numberMM/17/43
TitlePapers concerning 'Defence of the Royal Society' by John Wallis
DateJanuary 1960
DescriptionWith letter from RW Hunt, Keeper of Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford, to Sir Harold Hartley, Royal Society, concerning John Wallis's 'Defence of the Royal Society'.

Not having a printed copy of the work, Hunt informs Hartley that the text Hartley is enquiring about is also to be found in Wallis's 'Memorials'. Photographic copies of the pages in question are included.

Described are the precursory meetings of the 1640s which would lead to the formation of the Royal Society - people present, matters discussed.
Extent3 sides
FormatTypescript and photographic documents
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7472Wallis; John (1616 - 1703); mathematician and cryptographer1616 - 1703
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