Reference numberMS/131
TitleRoyal Society 'scrap book': scientific illustrations from the Philosophical Transactions and other sources
CreatorWaller, Richard (1646-1715)
Date17th-18th Century
DescriptionAn artificially created volume of paintings and drawings presented to the Royal Society, largely for publication.
Extent1 volume
Physical descriptionBound volume
Dimensions18.5 x 14 inches
ArrangementThere are two different sequences used in two fields in the database:
--RefNo: Number of the folio inside of the book (MS/131/82-A)
--Previous Numbers: Number of each drawing (because they had already been numbered).

These two sequences DO NOT run in parallel for several reasons:
1) The sequence of the folios starts, obviously, from 1 (2,3,4 ...) but the drawings are numbered starting from 2. This causes the first imbalance between both sequences.
2) Sometimes there are three (or more) drawings contained in the same folio (58-A, 58-B and 58-C are placed in folio number 57), while in other cases several drawings belonging to the same numerical sequence are distributed across different folios (60-A is placed in the folio number 59, 60-B is placed in the folio number 60, etc.)
3) There are some empty folios (sometimes with the indication of "Missing" in the list you can find at the beginning of the book). I have omitted this information in the database because there is no point indicating that there are some drawings we cannot describe, but these empty folios have been respected in both sequences.
Finding aidsFull table of contents at front of volume
Access statusOpen
URL descriptionDigital version of Richard Waller's British grasses and wild flowers [folios 5-50] available on The Royal Society Turning the Pages
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6739Waller; Richard (c1646 - 1715); natural philosopher and translatorc1646 - 1715
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