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Authorised form of nameHooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); Natural Philosopher
SurnameHooke
ForenamesRobert
Dates1635 - 1703
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England (18 July 1635)
Death:
Gresham College, London (03 March 1703)
Burial:
Church of St Helen, Bishopsgate Street, London
ActivityProfession:
Architect
Research Field:
Physics
Education:
Pupil of Samuel Cooper and Sir Peter Lely; Westminster School; Christ Church, Oxford; MA (1663); MD (Lambeth 1691)
Career:
Assisted Thomas Willis and Robert Boyle with their experiments; invented the pendulum watch; Curator of Experiments at the Royal Society (1662); Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London (1664); Cutlerian Lecturer (1664); Philosophical assistant to John Wilkins and William Petty at Durdans, Epsom, Surrey (1665); City Surveyor for London (1667); Doctor of Physic at Doctors' Commons (1691); died in penury, his salary (of several thousand pounds) as City Surveyor being found in an iron chest after his death
Royal Society activityMembership:
Original Fellow
Election Date:
20/05/1663
Council:
Curator of Experiments 1662-1688; Sec 1677-1682; Council 1677-1681; 1684; 1686; 1689-1690; 1692-1695; 1697-1699
Editor Phil. Coll.: 1679-1682
RelationshipsSon of the Rev John Hooke, minister of Freshwater, Isle of Wight; unmarried
Published worksMicrographia (1665); Lectiones Cutleriana (1679)
SourcesIn the Council Minutes of 20 May 1663 'Council resolved unanimously that all Persons in the following list be Received, Admitted, and Ordered to be Registered Fellows of the Royal Society' This list includes Robert Hooke. However, on 03 June 1663 the Council Minutes record 'Robert Hooke elected Fellow of the Royal Society by the Council and exempted from charges'.
Professor Michael Hunter gives the date of election as 03 June 1663. DSB gives death date as 03 March 1702
Sources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Foster; Aubrey; Hunter
References:
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W E Knowles Middleton, 'A Footnote to the History of the Barometer' in NR 1965 vol 20 pp 145-151
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A Rupert Hall, 'Isaac Newton and the Aerial Nitre' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 51-61
Derek Hull, 'Robert Hooke: A Fractographic Study of Kettering-Stone' in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 45-55
H S Torrens, 'New Insights from Vectia', review of Ellen Tan Drake, Restless Genius: Robert Hooke and his Earthly Thoughts in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 338-339
Jacques Heyman, 'Hooke's Cubico-Parabolical Conoid' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 39-50
M A R Cooper, 'Robert Hooke's Work as Surveyor for the City of London in the Aftermath of the Great Fire. Part One: Robert Hooke's First Surveys for the City of London' in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 161-174
M A R Cooper, 'Robert Hooke's Work as Surveyor for the City of London in the Aftermath of the Great Fire. Part Two: Certification of Areas of Ground Taken Away for Streets and Other New Works' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 25-38
M A R Cooper, 'Robert Hooke's Work as Surveyor for the City of London in the Aftermath of the Great Fire. Part Three: Settlement of Disputes and Complaints Arising from Rebuilding' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 205-220
Stephen F Mason, 'Hooke Recommemorated', review of Richard Nichols, The Diaries of Robert Hooke, the Leonardo of London, 1635-1703 in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 139-140
A R Hall, 'The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, 1988. Antoni van Leeuwenhoek 1632-1723' in NR 1989 vol 43 pp 249-273
A Rupert Hall, 'Beyond the Fringe: Diffraction as Seen by Grimaldi, Fabri, Hooke and Newton' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 13-23
D J Bryden, 'Magnetic Inclinatory Needles: Approved by the Royal Society?' in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 17-31
D T Whiteside, 'The Evolution of the Principia from 1665 to 1686' in NR 1988 vol 42 p 11
D T Whiteside, 'The Prehistory of the Principia from 1664 to 1686' in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 11-61
E T Tozer, 'Discovery of an Ammonoid Specimen Described by Robert Hooke' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 3-12
Hideto Nakajima, 'Robert Hooke's Family and his Youth: Some New Evidence from the Will of the Rev. John Hooke' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 11-16
L C Palm, 'Leeuwenhoek and Other Dutch Correspondents of the Royal Society' in NR 1989 vol 43 pp 191-207
Marie Boas Hall, 'Frederick Slare, FRS (1648-1727)' in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 23-41
Marie Boas Hall, 'The Early Years of the Royal Society', review of Michael Hunter, Establishing the New Science: the Experience of the Early Royal Society in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 265-268
R H Nuttall, 'That Curious Curiosity: the Scotoscope' in NR 1988 vol 42 pp 133-138
Sir Alan Cook, 'Edmond Halley and Newton's Principia' in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 129-138
Stephen F Mason, 'A Theosophical Boyle?', review of Michael Hunter, ed, Robert Boyle Reconsidered in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 317-319
Stephen F Mason, 'Hooke Redivived', review of Michael Hunter and Simon Schaffer, eds, Robert Hooke: New Studies in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 257-261
Stephen F Mason, 'The Spring-Tide of Experimental Philosophy', review of Marie Boas Hall, Promoting Experimental Learning: Experiment and the Royal Society, 1660-1727 in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 313-316
A D C Simpson, 'Newton's Telescope and the Cataloguing of the Royal Society's Repository' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 187-214
B R Singer, 'Robert Hooke on Memory, Association and Time Perception' in NR 1976-7 vol 31 pp 115-131
Brian J Ford, 'The Van Leeuwenhoek Specimens' in NR 1981-82 vol 36 pp 37-59
Charles H Cotter, 'The Mariner's Sextant and the Royal Society' in NR 1978-9 vol 33 pp 23-36
D R Oldroyd, 'Some "Philosophicall Scribbles" Attributed to Robert Hooke' in NR 1980 vol 35 pp 17-32
D R Oldroyd, 'Some Writings of Robert Hooke on Procedures for the Prosecution of Scientific Inquiry, Including His "Lectures of Things Requisite to a Ntral History"' in NR 1986-87 vol 41 pp 145-167
Ian Adamson, 'The Royal Society and Gresham College 1660-1711' in NR 1978-9 vol 33 pp 1-21
J A Bennett, 'Robert Hooke as Mechanic and Natural Philosopher' in NR 1980 vol 35 pp 33-48
J A Bennett, 'Wren's Last Building?' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 107-118
J A Lohne, 'Experimentum Crucis' in NR 1968 vol 23 pp 169-199
J Buchanan-Brown, 'The Books Presented to the Royal Society by John Aubrey, FRS' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 167-193
Jeanne Bolam, 'The Botanical Works of Nehemiah Grew, FRS (1641-1712)' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 219-231
Kathleen H Ochs, 'The Royal Society of London's History of Trades Programme: An Early Episode in Applied Science' in NR 1984-85 vol 39 pp 129-158
Laurel Brodsley, Sir Charles Frank and John W Steeds, 'Prince Rupert's Drops' in NR 1986-87 vol 41 pp 1-26
Margaret J M Ezell, 'Richard Waller, SRS: "In the Pursuit of Nature"' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 215-233
Marie Boas Hall, 'The Royal Society's Role in the Diffusion of Information in the Seventeenth Century' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 173-192
Michael Hunter, 'A "College" for the Royal Society: The Abortive Plan of 1667-1668' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 159-186
P D Lawrence and A G Molland, 'David Gregory's Inaugural Lecture at Oxford' in NR 1970 vol 25 pp 143-178
Penelope M Gouk, 'Acoustics in the Early Royal Society 1660-1680' in NR 1981-82 vol 36 pp 155-175
R Lewis, 'The publication of John Wilkins's Essay (1668): some contextual considerations' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp133-146
S Mandelbrote, 'From Bremen to Pall Mall. Henry Oldenburg. Shaping The Royal Society, by M B Hall' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 389-390
A Cook, '1703 and other anniversaries' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 1-2
Robert Iliffe 'Material doubts: Hooke, artisan cultureand the exchange of information in 1670's London' in British Journal of the History of Science vol 28 pp 285-318
J Heyman, 'The birth of the modern architect. On a grander scale: the outstanding career of Sir Christopher Wren, by L Jardine' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 243-244
Stephen Inwood 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'. Macmillan 2002
Lisa Jardine 'On a Grander Scale; the outstanding career of Sir Christopher Wren'. Harper Collins 2002
Lisa Jardine 'The Curious Life of Robert Hooke; The Man Who Measured London' Harper Collins, 2003
Michael Cooper 'A more beautiful city; Robert Hooke and the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire' Sutton Publishing 2003
Cooper, Michael, ed; Hunter, Michael. ed. 'Hooke 2003: Papers presented at a conference to mark the tercentenary of the death of Robert Hooke 1635-1703'. Conference held at the Royal Society 7-8 July 2003.
Jim Bennett; Michael Cooper; Lisa Jardine 'London's Leonardo: the Life and Work of Robert Hooke'. Oxford Uuniversity Press 2003
P Breeze, 'The ancestry of Robert Hooke: John Hooke of Wroxhall' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 269-271
M Hunter, 'Report. Robert Hooke revivified' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 89-91
A Cook, 'Report. Robert Hooke at Christ Church, Oxford' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 93-95
A Cook, 'Rome and the Royal Society, 1660-1740' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 3-19
L Jardine, 'The 2003 Wilkins Lecture: Dr Wilkins's boy wonders' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 107-129
H Gest, 'The Discovery of Microorganisms by Robert Hooke and Antoni von Leeuwenhoek, Fellows of the Royal Society' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 187-201
P Fara, 'Theatrical Science. C Djerassi and D Pinner, Newton's darkness: two dramatic views' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 237-238
T Quinn, 'In this issue' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 245 - 247
J Friesen, 'Essay review. Robert Hooke under the microscope' in in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 299 - 302
J Friesen, 'Hooke and seventeenth century science. 'England's Leonardo. Robert Hooke and the seventeenth century Scientific Revolution' by Allan Chapman' in NR 2005 vol 59 pp 205-206
J Gribbin, 'The Fellowship', 2005, pp147-154, 183-225
R M May, 'Address by Lord May PRS, given at the dedication of the memorial to Dr Robert Hooke at Westminster Abbey on 3 March 2005' in NR 2005 pp 321-324
T Quinn, 'The Palace of Westminster frescoes, Kelvin's secretary and the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine', in NR 2006 vol 60 pp 135-137
T Quinn, 'The Hooke folio', in NR 2006 vol 60 pp 231-233
R Adams and L Jardine, 'The return of the Hooke folio', in NR 2006 vol 60 pp 235-239
F Henderson, 'Unpublished material from the memorandum book of Robert Hooke, Guildhall Library MS 1758' in NR 2007 vol 61 pp 129-175
A Mills, 'Robert Hooke's 'Universal joint' and its application to sundials and the sundial-clock' in NR 2007 vol 61 pp 219-236
W Poole 'Antoine Frqancois Payen, the 1666 "Selenelion" and a rediscovered letter to Robert Hooke' NR 2007 Vol 61 pp 251-264
W Ramsey, P Daniels, E G Ramsey, 'The Limehouse Porcelain Factory - its output, antecedents, and the influence of the Royal Society of London on the evolution of English porcelain based on composition and technology. ' Published Inverscafgill, New Zealand, January 2013
I Lawon 'Crafting the Microworld: how Robert Hooke constructed knowledge about small things' in N&R Vo 70 Issue 1 March 2016, pp 23 - 44
Royal Society codeNA8242
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CLP/16/1Letter in the universal character [possibly from Cave Beck] to Robert Hooke1676
RBC/2/62'An Account of a Dogg Dissected' by Robert Hookend
EL/I1/152Copy of a letter from Henry Jacob, dated at Lisbon, to Robert Hooke27 December 1680
IM/002230Hooke, Robert1999
RBO/3/44'An Accompt - Of Inclining Pendulums' by Robert Hooke21 November 1666
IM/005873Hooke, Robertnd
EL/C2/27Extract of a letter from Robert St Clair to Robert Hooke9 August 1695
DM/5/68'Transactions of the Committee for Correspondence'19 August 1664, 23 September 1664
EL/L1/51Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke1680
EL/L1/46Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke1679
EL/C2/9George St Clare, dated at Clapham, to Robert Hooke19 January 1680
EL/I1/155Henry Jacob, dated at Lisbon, to Robert Hooke8 January 1682
RBC/2/61'An Account of a Viper' by Robert Hookend
IM/002202Hooke, Robert22 February 2000
IM/002210Hooke, Robert1999
MS/31Book of Automata by Hero of Alexandria17th century
EL/P1/58Andrew Paschall to Francis Lodwick30 September 1681
IM/002220Hooke, Robert2002
RBC/1/60A Brief Account of the Experiments Tryed with Glass Balls By Mr Hook26 November 1662
EL/C2/6Comiers, dated at Paris, to Robert Hooke25 April 1678
RBC/2/74'Of the Inflection of a direct Motion into a Curve by a supervening Attractive Principle' by Robert Hooke1666
EL/B1/60John Beale to Robert Hooke1670s
IM/004168Hooke, Robert2003
CLP/6/41Paper, report of measuring cisterns in London which was signed by Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley[c17th Century]
IM/002223Hooke, Robert1993
EL/L1/33Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke14 January 1678
EL/P1/84Thomas Pigot, dated at Oxford, to Robert Hooke24 September 1681
IM/002224Hooke, Robert1999
EL/L1/63Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke1680
IM/004169Hooke, Robert2003
RBO/4/32'Observations of the Spots appearing in the Sun' by Robert Hooke1671
EL/H3/65Letter from Robert Hooke8 October 1681
IM/005878Hooke, Robert2001
EL/P1/59Andrew Paschell to Robert Hooke21 October 1681
EL/H3/57Robert Hooke, dated at Gresham College, to Antoni van Leeuwenhoek18 April 1678
EL/H3/61Robert Hooke to PascallMarch 1679
EL/H3/68From Robert Hookend
EL/H3/64Robert Hooke for Gottfried Leibniz15 May 1681
RBO/2ii/56'A Description of an Instrument for Tryall of Powder' by Robert Hooke9 September 1663
EL/H3/70Robert Hooke to John Hoskins31 March 1683
EL/H3/62Robert Hooke to Edmond Halley1 March 1681
EL/H3/73Robert Hooke's translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek1680
EL/Y/1James Yonge, dated at Plymouth, to Robert Hooke6 January 1684
IM/002205Hooke, Robert2001
RBO/2ii/9'An Account of Rarefaction of the Air' by Robert Hooke10 December 1662
EL/W3/6Christopher Wren to Robert Hooke20 April 1665
IM/005879Hooke, RobertMarch 2000
RBO/3/49'Account Of the Eclipse of the Sun' by Robert Hookend
EL/L1/66Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke4 April 1682
RBO/2i/53'An Experiment tryed touching the Uniting and mixing of Air and Water' by Robert HookeJuly 1773
EL/D1/33Michael Dary to Robert Hooke15 October 1674
RBO/2ii/23'An Account of an Experiment touching the differing weight of Cold and warme water' by Robert Hooke14 January 1663
MOB/094Pine Refectory Table 17th century
RBO/3/84'Of an Experiment made before the Society May 28 1668 To shew the Dilation of Bodies etc' brought in by Robert Hooke1668
EL/D1/33bPaper to describe the place of a cubic equation from Michael Dary to Robert Hooke15 July 1674
EL/S1/22Robert Southwell, dated at Custom House, to Robert Hooke7 September 1692
RBO/2i/42Enquiries proposed by Robert Hooke about the condensation of air to be resolved by experiments in the compressing Engine6 May 1663
RBO/2i/17'Of the difference of Gravity by removing the Body further from the Surface of the Earth upwards' by Robert Hooke24 December 1662
CLP/20/92Paper, On M. [Jean de] Hautefeuille's proposals by Robert HookeDecember 1697
RBO/3/3'Of the Experiments concerning the weight of the Air: And the proportion of the weight of the Air to that of Water' by Robert Hooke10 February 1663
EL/N1/70Francesco Nazari to Robert Hooke1680
EL/P1/57Andrew Paschell to Robert Hooke21 February 1679
RBO/3/7'An Account of an experiment of the rising of Water in a Bolt-head upon immersion in Cold and Falling thereof upon the immersion of it in hot' by Robert Hookend
IM/002221Hooke, Robert1994
RBO/2i/26List of enquiries concerning Iceland by Robert Hooke21 January 1662
RBO/4/51'An Accompt of some Experiments about Refractions and colors made before the Royal Society' described by Robert Hooke1672
RBO/2i/32'A Description of the Instrument for finding the force of falling Bodies' by Robert Hooke18 February 1662
RBC/2/65'Some Considerations about the most likely way of setling an Universall measure by the Help of Pendulums' by Robert Hookend
RBO/2i/31'Of the Refraction of Ice' by Robert Hooke11 February 1662
EL/L1/59Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke14 June 1680
EL/H3/69Robert Hooke, dated at Gresham College, to Antoni van Leeuwenhoek10 March 1682
EL/L5/91John Locke, dated at Montpellier, to Robert Hooke29 October 1678
RBO/2i/23'An Account of some Tryalls for finding how much the pressure of Water is increased by the descent of heavier or the ascent of lighter Bodies therein' by Robert Hooke14 January 1662
RBO/4/29'An Accompt of the Experiment for explicating the Thickning of the Air by Clouds and Fogs and the clearing of it in fair Weather' by Robert Hooke1670
RBO/3/26'Some Considerations - about the most likely Way of setling an Univeral [universal] Measure By the help of Pendulums' by Robert Hooke14 December 1664
EL/L1/50Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke13 February 1680
EL/L1/45Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke13 October 1679
EL/H3/58Robert Hooke, dated at Gresham College, to Henry Jacobs at Lisbon2 December 1679
EL/L1/60Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke9 August 1680
RBC/2/46'An Account of an Experiment of the rising of water in a Bolt-head upon immersion in cold; and falling thereof upon the immersion of it in hot' by Robert Hookend
EL/L1/52Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke5 April 1680
EL/L1/55Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke13 May 1680
RBC/1/62'An Account of Rarefaction of the Air By Mr Hook'10 December 1662
RBO/4/42'An Account of an Experiment or Observation made upon a Buble of Water and soap which at the first Appearance seems very strange' by Robert Hooke1672
RBO/8/36Robert Hooke's account of a book 'The meridian of the Church of St Petronio' 1697
RBO/2i/47'Of exhausting Air out of Water which returneth into the water again' by Robert Hooke3 June 1663
RBC/2/47'An Experiment for the Condensation of Spirit of Wine. And another for the condensing of Water' by Robert Hooknd
RBO/3/51'To make a Lamp that shall alwaies keep the surface of the Oyle at the same hight, till all be spent' by Robert Hooke14 March 1667
RBO/3/85'Dr King's Account Of two Anatomical Experiments made by himself and Mr Hook in privated and brought in to the Society June 4 1668'1668
RBO/3/22'An Account of a Viper' by Robert Hooke2 November 1664
RBO/2i/36'Of the Resistance of the Air to Bodies moved through it' by Robert Hooke4 March 1662
RBO/2i/18'Of driving Water out of a Glasse by its owne Vapours' by Robert Hooke24 December 1662
RBO/2i/12'Observables in the six-branch'd Figures in frozen Urine', 'Figures observed in Water frozen', and 'Figures observ'd in snow' by Robert Hooke10 December 1662
RBO/2i/51'Some Observables taken notice of in a Peice of Petrified Wood' by Robert Hooke17 June 1663
RBO/2ii/22'An Account of some Tryalls for findeing how much the pressure of water is increased by the descent of heavier or the ascent of lighter bodyes therein' by Robert Hooke14 January 1662
RBO/2i/71'A New way for sounding the depth of the Sea without a Line and fetching Water from any depth' by Robert Hooke30 September 1663
RBO/3/35'Of the Inflection Of a Direct Motion into a Curve by a Supervening attractive Principle' by Robert Hooke23 May 1666
RBO/3/65'A Description Of an Instrument of dividing a Foot into many thousand parts and thereby measuring the Diameters of planets with great exactnesse etc' by Robert Hooke1667
MM/16/40Letter from William Balle, Exeter, to Robert Hooke28 Mar 1682
EL/H3/54Robert Hooke to Antoni van Leeuwenhoek1 February 1677
RBC/1/55'An Account of the Diversity of the Parts of Water By Mr Hook'14 May 1662
RBO/3/24'An Account Of the Opening of a Viper' by Robert Hooke23 November 1664
RBO/2ii/35Questions formulated by Robert Hooke 'concerning the condensation of Air to be resolved by Experiments in the Compressing Engine'nd
IM/000535Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
CLP/20/71Paper, 'Plan of a waterwork at Hackney' by Robert Hooke2 June 1685
RBO/2i/11'An Account of the Rarefaction of the Air' by Robert Hooke10 December 1662
RBO/4/45Robert Hooke's considerations of Isaac Newton's discourse of light and colour1672
RBC/2/6Proposed to be made in the compressing experiments by Robert Hookend
IM/002225Hooke, Robert1999
EL/B1/61Robert Hooke to John Beale1670s
RBO/3/72'Some Waies Of Discovering the Various Pressure of the Air at Sea' by Robert Hooke1668
CLP/20/12Paper, 'An instrument for finding the force of falling bodies' by Robert Hooke18 February 1663
RBO/2ii/11'Figures observed in Water frozen' and 'Figures obser'd in Snow' by Robert Hookend
RBO/2ii/10'Observables in the six Branched Figures frozen in Urine' by Robert Hooke10 December 1662
EL/P1/40Robert Hooke's account of Francis Potter's invention of a cart with legs11 March 1663
RBO/2ii/53Description of a water-raising engine made by Robert Hooke and presented by his Highness Prince Rupert to the Society22 July 1663
RBC/2/26'A Description of an Instrument for Tryall of Powder' by Robert Hooke9 September 1663
RBC/1/63'Observables in the six Branched Figures frozen in Urine; Figures observed in water frozen; Figures observed in Snow' by Robert Hooke10 December 1662
CLP/20/44Paper, An account of pendulums by Robert Hooke21 November 1666
RBO/4/38'Proposition for the perfecting of Telescopes, Microscopes etc' by Robert Hooke1672
RBO/2ii/36Proposed to be made in the compressing experiments by Robert Hookend
RBO/2ii/16'Of the difference of Gravity by removeing the Body further from the surface of the Earth upwards' by Robert Hooke24 December 1662
RBC/1/69'Of driving Water out of a Glass by its owne Vapours By Mr Hook'24 December 1662
RBC/1/68'Of the Difference of Gravity by removing the body further from the surface of the Earth By Mr Hook'24 December 1662
RBO/2ii/25'An Account of some Tryalls for findeing the pressure of the parts of water upon one another And the Elasticall power of the Aire' by Robert Hooke28 January 1662
RBO/3/61'An Account Of the Experiment of preserving Animals alive by blowing through their Lungs with Bellows' brought in by Robert Hooke24 October 1667
RBC/2/90'To make a Lamp that shall keep alwayes the surface of the Oyle at the same higth, till all be spent' by Robert Hookend
RBC/2/30'The wayes which I prefer before severall other Contrivances which I thought of for sounding the Depth of the Sea and fetching up water from any depth are these' by Robert Hookend
RBO/2ii/44'An Experiment try'd touching the uniteing and mixing of Air and Water' by Robert Hooke1 July 1663
RBO/2i/45'An Account of what happened to a Carpe included in a Vessel of Water out of which the Air was pretty well Exhausted' by Robert Hooke20 May 1663
RBO/2i/24'An Account of an Experiment touching the differing weight of cold and warme water' by Robert Hooke14 January 1662
RBC/1/77'An Account of some tryalls for finding the pressure of the parts of Water upon one another, and the Elastical power of the Air' by Robert Hooke20 January 1663
RBC/2/70'Of Gravity' by Robert Hooke21 March 1666
RBC/1/79'Of the Refraction of Ice By Mr Hook'11 February 1662
RBO/3/50'Observation of Saturn on 29 June 1666' by Robert Hooke1666
CLP/20/51Paper, Extract from a paper read at the academie des Sciences a Paris, and shown to "R. Hooke" [Robert Hooke]3 May 1699
RBO/3/86'An observation about the Seed of Mosse' made by Robert Hooke1668
RBC/1/75'An Account of an Experiment touching the different weight of Cold and warme water By Mr Hook'14 January 1663
RBO/2i/43'Experiments proposed to be made in the compressing Engin' by Robert Hooke13 May 1663
RBO/2i/27'An Account of some Tryalls for finding the pressure of the parts of water upon one another: And the Elasticall power of Air' by Robert Hooke28 January 1662
RBO/3/32'Concerning the disposition of the Air and Spots discovered in the Planet Mars' by Robert Hooke1666
RBC/2/89'An Observation of Saturne' by Robert Hooke made on 29 June 16661666
RBO/3/8'An experiment - for the Condensation of Spirit of Wine - And Another for the Condensing of Water' by Robert Hookend
RBC/2/5'Queries proposed by Mr Hook concerning the Condensation of Air to be resolved by Experiments in the Compressing Engine'nd
RBO/3/70'Some Experiments concerning Respiration, Upon Foetus's taken out of the Womb of a Mastif-bitch' by Robert Hooke19 December 1667
RBC/2/41'Mr Hooks Account Of the Experiments concerning the weight of the Air; and the proportion of the weight of the Air to that of Water'nd
RBO/3/52'A Description of an Instrument for making the hand or Index of an accurate Clock, which moves equally swift at all times....' by Robert Hooke21 March 1667
RBO/4/41'An Experiment To Prove that the substance of a Candle Lamp is dissolved by the Air and the greatest part thereof reduced into a Fluid in the forme of Air' brought in by Robert Hooke1672
RBC/2/83'An Account of Inclining Pendulums' by Robert Hooke21 November 1666
RBO/5/14'The Accompt of the Weight of Lead and Tin singly and when melted together' by Robert Hooke1680
RBO/3/83'An Account of An Experiment of Staticks to Examine the incorporating of Liquors' brought in by Robert Hooke1668
RBO/2ii/38'An Account of what happened to a Carp inclused in a vessell of water out of which the Air was pretty well exhausted' by Robert Hooke20 May 1663
RBO/3/81'An Anatomical Experiment by Order of the Society made in private by Dr King and Mr Hook' brought in by Edmond King1668
RBO/3/31'Of Gravity' by Robert Hooke21 March 1666
RBO/2ii/7'Brief Account of the Experiments tryed with Glasse Balls' by Robert Hook26 November 1662
CLP/20/19Paper, 'Of exhausting air out of water, &c.' by Robert Hooke3 June 1663
RBC/2/100'An Account of the Experiment of Preserving Animals alive by blowing through their Lungs with Bellows Brought in by Mr Hooke' 24 October 1667
RBC/2/23'A brief Description made by Mr Hook of the Water-raising Engine presented by his Highness Prince Rupert to the Society after the way of Carallerius his Hydrocantisterium Novum' nd
CLP/20/17Paper, 'Experiments proposed to be made in the compressing engine' by Robert Hooke13 May 1663
CLP/20/22/1Paper, 'An instrument for tryall [trial] of powder' by Robert Hooke9 September 1663
CLP/20/84Paper, 'The uses and advantages of microscopes' by Robert Hooke29 November 1693
RBO/3/79'The Description of An Instrument for collecting the Wind, Or, for making the slower motions of the Air more sensible' brought in by Robert Hooke1668
CLP/20/53Paper, On the velocity of motion of the circular pendulum by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/25Paper, 'The weight of air and comparison with the weight of water' by Robert Hooke3 February 1664
RBO/2ii/39'Of exhausting Air out of Water which returneth into the Water againe' by Robert Hooke3 June 1663
RBO/2i/2'An Account of the Parts of Water' by Robert Hooke14 May 1662
CLP/20/53/1Paper, On the velocity of motion of the circular pendulum by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/40Paper, 'Making salt in a Hampshire saltern' by Robert Hooke1666
CLP/20/4Paper, 'An account of ye rarefaction of the air' by Robert Hooke10 December 1662
MM/20/56Letter from Thomas Henshaw to Robert Southwell18 November 1682
RBO/5/17'An experiment Of the Weight of Silver and Lead melted together' brought in by Robert Hooke1680
DM/5/9'The forme of a bond' February 1669
RBO/9/112'Paper concerning the mineral called Zaffora by Dr Merrett found amongst Dr Hooks Papers' by Richard Waller1713
DM/5/14Notes concerning the appointment of Curators to the Royal Society and costs incurred by them1660s
IM/002219Hooke, Robert2001
DM/5/73E'Experiments and Matters recommended to Mr William Balle'1664
DM/5/20Hooke's bills of expenditure by him on the Society's account, and an order dated 23 December 1681 by Sir Christopher Wren to Abraham Hill, Treasurer, to pay Hooke £40 23 December 1681
RBC/2/8'An Account of what happened to a Carp inclused in a Vessell of Water out of which the Air was pretty well exhausted' by Robert Hooke20 May 1663
RBC/2/9'Of Exhausting Air out of Water which returneth into the Water again' by Robert Hooke3 June 1663
CLP/20/29Paper, 'Concerning the effects of a clap of thunder & lightning' by Robert Hooke8 June 1664
RBC/2/14'An Experiment try'd touching the Uniting and mixing of Air and water' by Robert Hookend
CLP/20/23/1Paper, 'The way preferred to sound the depths of the sea' by Robert Hooke30 September 1663
IM/000546Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
IM/005305Hooke, Robertnd
IM/000532Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
IM/002206Hooke, Robert2002
IM/005876Hooke, Robert2002
IM/005877Hooke, Robert2003
IM/002201Hooke, Robert2001
RBO/4/52'Concerning Arithmetick Instruments' brought in by Robert Hooke7 May 1673
IM/002227Hooke, Robert1999
S/0039Sculpture bust of Hooke, Robert ('I read you like a book, Robert Hooke')2003
IM/000533Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
IM/002211Hooke, Robert1999
IM/002212Hooke, Robert2002
IM/000534Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
IM/000526Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
IM/002209Hooke, Robert1999
IM/002213Hooke, Robertnd
IM/000548Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
CLP/24Classified papers: volume 24, papers of John Collins, Henry Oldenburg, Robert Hooke, mathematics17th century
CLP/20/83Paper, 'Account of a magnet made out of rusty iron that held the stone together at the top of the church of N. Dame de Chartres' by Robert Hooke19 July 1693
CLP/20/15/1Paper, 'Of the Chinois [Chinese] cart with one wheel' by Robert Hooke22 January 1664
IM/000537Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
IM/000530Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
IM/000527Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
IM/000549Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
IM/005653Hooke, Robert2003
CLP/24/84/1Instructions, How 'to make linseed oyle' and how 'to make a picture in oyle upon glass' by Robert Hooke17th century
IM/002214Hooke, Robertnd
RBC/2/39'A method for the making a History of the weather' by Robert Hooke1663
IM/002203Hooke, Robert2001
CLP/4i/25/2Drawing, Hygroscope by Robert Hooke[c17th Century]
CLP/20/27Paper, 'An account of an experiment of the rising of water in a bolt head upon immersion in cold, & falling upon the immersion of it in hot' by Robert Hooke13 April 1664
IM/005648Hooke, Robert2003
CLP/20/15Paper, 'Of the Chinois [Chinese] cart with one wheel' by Robert Hooke22 January 1664
CLP/20/20Paper, 'An experiment try'd touching the uniting and mixing of air and water' by Robert Hooke1/8 July 1663
CLP/6/7Paper, 'Observables in the six branched figures frozen in urine' by Robert Hooke10 December 1662
CLP/20/21Paper, 'A brief description of the water-raising engine (Cavallerius') presented by his Highness Prince Rupert to the [Royal] Society' by Robert Hooke22 July 1663
CLP/4i/25Paper, description of a hygroscope by Robert Hooke[c17th Century]
RBO/5/19'Experiment of the Weight of Gold and Silver melted together' by Robert Hooke1680
RBO/6/10Details of a number of experiments by Robert HookeJanuary 1684
CLP/20/19/1Paper, 'Of exhausting air out of water, &c.' by Robert Hooke3 June 1663
CLP/20/60Paper, Magnetic experiment and water experiment by Robert Hooke5 March 1684
CLP/20/14Paper, 'The Torricellian Experiment to be made at different heights' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/59Paper, 'As to the publication of monthly Transactions to show what the learned are busied about' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/23Paper, 'The way preferred to sound the depths of the sea' by Robert Hooke30 September 1663
LBO/2/49Copy extract from a letter from Henry Powell to William Daniel5 January 1665/1666
RBO/2i/63'Of the water-raising Engine present by the Highnesse Prince Rupert' by Robert Hooke22 July 1663
CLP/20/62CLP/20/62Paper, 'Of long telescopes' by Robert Hooke5 June 1684
CLP/8i/18/1Paper, 'The late observations of Saturn' by Robert Hooke1666
CLP/24/85Recipe, 'Spouldons sur la noble, la longue' or 'Spouldons on the noble, the long' transcribed by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/96Paper, 'An account of ye feltmakers' trade found amongst the late Dr Robert Hookes Papers by Mr R. [Richard] Waller'. 17th century
CLP/24/81Paper, 'Instructions in Dyeing from Mr. [Benjamin] Laney of Southwark' [written in the hand of Robert Hooke]November/December 1669
CLP/24/82Paper, 'Instructions in Dyeing from Mr. [Benjamin] Laney of Southwark' [written in the hand of Robert Hooke]1649
CLP/24/86Recipe, 'Manier de faire la composition du verny mol' [making soft varnish] written in the hand of Robert Hooke17th century
EL/L1/49Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke12 January 1680
EL/L1/47Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke16 January 1680
MS/847The Hooke Folio: draft and copy minutes of Royal Society meetings by Robert Hooke1671-1693
CLP/20/21/1Paper, 'A brief description of the water-raising engine (Cavallerius') presented by his Highness Prince Rupert to the [Royal] Society' by Robert Hooke22 July 1663
CLP/2/31Extract of a paper 'On the causes of the power and effects of musick' by Robert Hooke sent by William Derham1726
CLP/20/73Paper, Answer to Wallis' letter about alteration of the poles by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/24/84Instructions, How 'to make linseed oyle' and how 'to make a picture in oyle upon glass' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/47Paper, 'To make a lamp that shall always keep the surface of the oyl [oil] at the same height till all be spent' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/87/2Diagram, Diagram accompanying algebraic calculations by Robert Hooke1687
CLP/20/80Paper, Lecture on natural knowledge by Robert Hooke18 December 1689
CLP/20/89Paper, Concerning [Antoni van] Leeuwenhoeck's letters and the microscope by Robert Hooke17th century
IM/002208Hooke, RobertMarch 2000
CLP/20/48Paper, 'Some wayes of discovering the various pressure of the air at sea' by Robert Hooke2 January 1668
CLP/20/93Paper, Of the refraction of the atmosphere by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/54List, List of experiments, inventions and instruments by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/78Paper, 'Experiment of the penetration of two liquors one into another' by Robert Hooke3 July 1689
CLP/20/55Paper, Considering the flux and reflux of the sea according to Descartes by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/11/2Diagram, Experiment demonstrating refraction by Robert Hooke11 February 1663
CLP/24/89Diagrams and tables, Geometrical figures by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/24/89/5Diagram, Geometric shapes by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/85Paper, 'An abstract of the theory of the Earth written by William Whiston'8 July 1696
CLP/20/34Paper, 'The measuring of a degree, & the universal standard of measure, & of the use of the pendulum' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/24/89/1Diagrams and tables, Drawings of geometrical figures by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/36/2Diagram, Mathematical diagram illustrating the transit of Mercury by Robert Hooke[25 October 1664]
CLP/20/46Paper, 'Some experiments concerning respiration upon foetuses taken out of the womb of a mastife' by Robert Hooke19 December 1667
CLP/24/80Extracts, from articles on 'dyestuffs and dyeing' by Thomas Fletcher [in the hand of Robert Hooke]1639
CLP/20/22Paper, 'An instrument for tryall [trial] of powder' by Robert Hooke9 September 1663
CLP/24/89/4Diagram, Geometric shapes by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/86Paper, Abridgement of Nicholas Hartsocker's 'Principes de la physique' by Robert Hooke1696
IM/002216Hooke, Robertnd
RBO/3/1'A Method for the makeing a History of the Weather' by Robert Hooke1663
CLP/24/87Recipes, Six recipes in French and English for making ink, varnish and 'purples of gold' written in the hand of Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/24/90Notice, 'Relations Ventables' or 'Venture Relations' by Robert Hooke15 June 1696
CLP/3i/27Paper,'Several papers about dying' from Theodore de Vaux1666
CLP/3i/16Paper, 'Details about a machine that turns continually' by an anonymous author[8 May 1700]
CLP/24/88/3Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke29 December 1680
CLP/24/88/2Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke24 December 1680
CLP/24/88/4Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke29 December 1680
CLP/24/88/7Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke5 January 1681
CLP/24/88/1Papers, Several papers relating to comets by Robert Hooke1680-1681
CLP/24/88/14Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke16 January 1681
CLP/24/83List, Recipies on 'Dying Straw' transcribed by Robert Hooke28 April 1670
CLP/24/88/8Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke7 January 1681
CLP/24/88/10Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke9 January 1681
CLP/24/88/6Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke3 January 1681
CLP/24/88/5Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke30 December 1680
CLP/24/88/12Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke13 January 1681
CLP/24/88/15Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke24 January 1681
CLP/24/88/9Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke7 January 1681
EL/A/12Letter, from Adrian Auzout to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Paris5 May 1666
CLP/20/69Paper, Abstract of Mr. [Robert] Boyle's treatise of languid motions by Robert Hooke17 February 1686
CLP/20/62/1Paper, 'Of long telescopes' by Robert Hooke5 June 1684
CLP/20/63Paper, 'On the face of the Moon' and 'Of Saturn's ring' by Robert Boyle17 December 1684
CLP/20/64Paper, 'The art of water carriage' by Robert Hooke18 February 1685
CLP/4i/25/1Paper, description of a hygroscope by Robert Hooke[c17th Century]
CLP/24/81/1Paper, 'Instructions in Dyeing from Mr. [Benjamin] Laney of Southwark' [written in the hand of Robert Hooke]November/December 1669
CLP/20/2/2Diagram, Instrument to show wind direction and strength by Robert Hooke7 October 1663
CLP/24/89/6Diagram, Geometric shapes by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/26Paper, 'Experiments and observations recommended to Mr. [Robert] Hook'17th century
EL/A/13Partial translation of a letter, from Adrian Auzout to Henry Oldenburg1666
CLP/20/41/2Diagram, Diagram of the motion of a conical pendulum by Robert Hooke23 May 1666
CLP/20/66Paper, 'Of the movements of a turtle in water' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/32Diagram, 'A figure of the wheel-barometer' by Robert Hooke7 October 1663
CLP/20/68/2Diagram, by Robert Hooke2 December 1685
CLP/20/11Paper, 'Of the refraction of ice' by Robert Hooke11 February 1663
CLP/20/97Paper, Proposals concerning the arrangement &c of the publications of the R. [Royal] Society17th century
CLP/20/41/1Paper, 'Of ye inflection of a direct motion into a curve by a supervening attractive principle, &c.' by Robert Hooke23 May 1666
CLP/20/58Paper, 'Of aerostatick instruments' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/1Paper, 'Of the resistance of air to the bodyes moved through it' by Robert Hooke4 March 1663
CLP/20Classified papers: volume 20, Robert Hooke's papers1662-1699
CLP/20/61/1Paper, 'Of a telescope stand set up in the yard of Gresham College' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/8Paper, 'Pressure of parts of water on one another; & the elasticity of the air' by Robert HookeJanuary 1663
CLP/20/75Paper, Answer to Wallis' way to find the meridian by Robert Hooke27 April 1687
CLP/20/43Paper, A method for finding out the true distance of the sun and moon by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/40/1Paper, 'Making salt in a Hampshire saltern' by Robert Hooke1666
CLP/20/10Paper, 'Differing weight of cold & warme water' by Robert Hooke14 January 1664
CLP/20/22/2Drawing, Instrument for trying gunpowder by Robert Hooke9 September 1663
CLP/20/55/2Diagrams, Diagrams of circles by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/12/1Paper, 'An instrument for finding the force of falling bodies' by Robert Hooke18 February 1663
CLP/20/15/2Diagram, Mathematical diagram by Robert Hooke22 January 1664
CLP/20/33Diagrams, Three diagrams of the mechanism of a new lamp by Robert Hooke14 March 1667
CLP/20/13Paper, 'An account of bubbles in the long tube' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/19/2Diagram, Experimental apparatus by Robert Hooke3 June 1663
CLP/20/12/2Diagram 'An instrument for finding the force of falling bodies' by Robert Hooke18 February 1663
CLP/20/11/1Paper, 'Of the refraction of ice' by Robert Hooke11 February 1663
CLP/20/25/1Paper, 'The weight of air and comparison with the weight of water' by Robert Hooke3 February 1664
CLP/20/39Paper, 'Mr. Hook's first algebraical lecture' by Robert Hooke10 June 1665
CLP/20/2/1List, 'For the better making a history of the weather, I conceive it requisite to observe ...' by Robert Hooke[7 October 1663]
CLP/20/3/2Diagram, Nested glass bulbs by Robert Hooke26 November 1662
CLP/20/81Paper, 'A synopsis of cubick equations' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/21/2Paper, Water-raising engine by Robert Hooke22 July 1663
CLP/20/56Letter, Concerning Hevelius' weather clock from Robert Hooke to [Johannes] Hevelius 29 November [?]
CLP/7i/31/2Diagram for manoeuvering ships by Robert Hooke[c1700]
CLP/20/45Paper, 'An account of the experiment preserving animals alive by blowing through their lungs' by Robert Hooke24 October 1667
CLP/20/25/2Diagram, Small glass pipe used as a gauge by Robert Hooke3 February 1664
CLP/20/3/1Paper, 'A brief account of the experiments try'd with glass balls' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/23/2Diagram, Instruments for sounding the depth of the sea and bringing samples of water to the surface by Robert Hooke30 September 1663
CLP/20/18Paper, 'An account of a carp induced in a vessel of water out of which the air was pretty well exhausted' by Robert Hooke20 May 1663
CLP/20/72Paper, 'Of mathematical language' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/40/2Drawing, A saltern in Hampshire by Robert Hooke1666
CLP/20/28Paper, 'An experiment for the condensation of spirit: of wine and an other for the condensing of water' by Robert Hooke27 April 1664
CLP/20/41Paper, 'Of ye inflection of a direct motion into a curve by a supervening attractive principle, &c.' by Robert Hooke23 May 1666
CLP/8i/13a/2Digram of the solar eclipse1666
CLP/20/9Paper, 'An account of some tryalls for finding how much the pressure of water is increased, by the descent of heavier or the ascent of lighter bodys therein' by Robert Hooke14 January 1663
CLP/8i/18Paper, 'The late observations of Saturn' by Robert Hooke1666
CLP/20/67List, 'Plans for improvements & experiments' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/8i/13aPaper, observations of the solar eclipse witnessed on 22 June 1666 by Francis Willoughby, Dr Pope and Mr Phillip, Robert Hooke and Robert Moray1666
CLP/8i/13a/1Paper, observations of the solar eclipse witnessed on 22 June 1666 by Francis Willoughby, Dr Pope and Mr Phillip, Robert Hooke and Robert Moray1666
CLP/20/38Paper, 'Of the opening of a Viper alive' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/37/1Paper, 'Of a viper' by Robert Hooke2 November 1664
CLP/20/42Paper, History of salterns by Robert Hooke25 July 1666
CLP/20/37Paper, 'Of a viper' by Robert Hooke2 November 1664
CLP/20/36Paper, 'Conjunction of the Sun and Mercury' by Robert Hooke[25 October 1664]
CLP/20/36/1Paper, 'Conjunction of the Sun and Mercury' by Robert Hooke[25 October 1664]
CLP/20/68Paper, Account of Mr. [Richard] Norris' book about arithmetic by Robert Hooke2 December 1685
CLP/20/68/1Paper, Account of Mr. [Richard] Norris' book about arithmetic by Robert Hooke2 December 1685
CLP/20/31/2Drawing, Instrument for making the hand of an accurate clock by Robert Hooke1667
CLP/20/35Paper, 'A way of sounding the depth of the sea without a line; and of bringing up water from any depth' by Robert Hooke30 September 1663
CLP/20/52Paper, Translation of a Royal French patent for impenetrable leather by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/71/2Drawing, Water pump by Robert Hooke2 June 1685
CLP/20/37/2Paper, Head of a female viper by Robert Hooke2 November 1664
CLP/20/5Paper, 'Observables in the six branched figures frozen in urine' by Robert Hooke10 December 1662
CLP/20/6/1Paper, 'Figures observed in water frozen' by Robert Hooke1662
CLP/20/49Paper, 'An account of the experiment for explicating the thickening of the air by clouds & fogs, and the clearing of it in fair weather' by Robert Hooke14 July 1670
EL/A/7Letter, from Adrian Auzout to Henry Oldenburg3 October 1665
CLP/20/50Paper, Proposals for the good of the Royal Society17th century
CLP/20/53/2Diagram, Demonstration of the motion of a conical pendulum by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/55/3Diagram, Diagram of an ellipse by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/6/2Drawings, Microscopic structures observed in frozen urine and ice by Robert Hooke10 December 1662
CLP/20/55/1Paper, Considering the flux and reflux of the sea according to Descartes by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/93/2Diagram, by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/82Paper, A narration of Mons.r L. L. de Vallemont by Robert Hooke19 July 1693
CLP/20/88Paper, Account of Dr. [Edward] Bernard's 'Treatise of measures & weights' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/79Paper, Lecture on the 'arithmatick of the Brachmans' and of a sort of 'Carolina cloath' etc by Robert Hooke4 December 1689
CLP/20/90Paper, An extract translated from the Royal Academie des Sciences concerning the analysis of infinites by Robert Hooke31 July 1697
CLP/20/77Paper, A remonstrance concerning some of [Robert] Hooke's discoveries; the experiment of mixing oil of vitriol and water (endorsed "nothing in this to be printed") by Robert Hooke26 June 1689
CLP/20/61Paper, 'Of a telescope stand set up in the yard of Gresham College' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/71/1Paper, 'Plan of a waterwork at Hackney' by Robert Hooke2 June 1685
CLP/20/61/2Drawing, Way to manage long telescopes by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/74Paper, 'Proportion of velocity to distance' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/70/2Print, Coat of arms of Christ's Hospital17th century
CLP/20/65Paper, 'Of several experiments and devices shown' by Robert Hooke18 July 1683
CLP/20/93/1Paper, Of the refraction of the atmosphere by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/70Paper, 'Of hydrography' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/70/1Paper, 'Of hydrography' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/76Paper, Raising water by rarefaction and the imperfection of Dr. [Denis] Papin's engine for raising water by Robert Hooke20 July 1687
CLP/20/9/3Diagram, Instrument to measure water pressure by Robert Hooke14 January 1663
CLP/20/9/1Paper, 'An account of some tryalls for finding how much the pressure of water is increased, by the descent of heavier or the ascent of lighter bodys therein' by Robert Hooke14 January 1663
CLP/20/7Paper, 'On the difference of gravity by removing the body further from the surface of the Earth' by Robert Hooke24 December 1662
CLP/20/24Paper, 'For the making a more accurate history of the changes of weather' by Robert Hooke7 October 1663
CLP/20/91Paper, On M. [Jean] de Hautefeuille's method of shortening the telescope without diminishing its effect by Robert Hooke8 December 1697
CLP/20/96/2Drawing, Felt-makers at work17th century
CLP/20/6Paper, 'Figures observed in water frozen' by Robert Hooke1662
CLP/20/94Paper, Concerning M. [Jean de] Hautefeuille's work by Robert Hooke31 May 1699
CLP/20/95Paper, 'Of the mineral called by Dr Merrett Zaffora: A paper found amongst Dr [Robert] Hooke's by Mr Waller'17th century
CLP/20/96/1Paper, 'An account of ye feltmakers' trade found amongst the late Dr Robert Hooke's Papers by Mr R. [Richard] Waller'. 17th century
CLP/20/16Paper, 'Concerning the condensation of air to be reported by experiments in the compressing-engine' by Robert Hooke6 May 1663
EL/A/5Letter, from Adrian Auzout, to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Paris22 June 1665
EL/M1/35Extract of a letter from William Meny, dated in Lancashire, to Robert Hooke16 May 1665
EL/L1/65Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert HookeMarch 1682
IM/000547Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
CLP/20/41/3Diagram, Diagram of inclining pendulum by Robert Hooke21 November 1666
CLP/20/87Paper, 'The analysis of infinite small quantities for the finding of properties of curves' by Robert Hooke[1696]
EL/I1/153Henry Jacob, dated at Lisbon, to Robert Hooke27 December 1680
EL/L1/64Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke4 November 1681
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IM/002222Hooke, Robert1991
RBO/2ii/17'Of driveing water out of a glasse by its owne vapours' by Robert Hooke24 December 1662
RBC/1/74'An Account of some Tryalls for finding how much the pressure of water is increased by the descent of heavier or the Ascent of Lighter bodies therein By Mr Hook'14 January 1663
EL/H3/55Robert Hooke, dated at Gresham College, to Martin Lister5 January 1678
EL/H3/60Robert Hooke, dated at Gresham College, to Monsieur Mallement8 December 1679
EL/H3/56Robert Hooke to Francis Nazzarius9 April 1678
EL/H3/67Robert Hooke to Henry Jacobs3 March 1682
EL/H3/71Robert Hooke to Mr Young9 January 1685
EL/H3/63Robert Hooke to Gottfried Leibniz12 July 1680
CLP/2/32Paper, 'On the causes of the power and effects of musick' by Robert Hooke1727
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CLP/20/57Paper, Astronomical observations by Robert HookeDecember 1680
RBO/13/14'A curious Dissertation concerning the Causes of the Power and Effects of Musick' by Robert Hooke communicated by William Derham1727
RBO/5/15'Of the Weight of Silver and Tin each alone and when melted together' by Robert Hooke1680
IM/000531Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
RBO/2i/39'An Account of the Experiments and Observations made by Lord Brouncker, Sir Robert Moray, Mr Bruce and Mr Hooke upon the Thames'18 March 1662
RBO/3/16'A Breif Relation - Of some Observations made and of the best Information that could be had concerning the Effects of a clap of Thunder and Lightning which happened June the 7th 1664 about 4 in the afternoon at the Signe of the Poet's Head in Piccadilly, London' by Robert Hooke8 June 1664
RBO/5/23'Of the Weight of several Metalls' by Robert Hooke18 March 1680
CLP/20/30Letter, 'On filling a barometer tube' from Mr [Robert] Hooke to Mr Beale24 June 1664
MM/16/39Minutes of a committee 'for taking care of the repository of the Royal Society'3 February 1676
RBO/6/90'A Description of an Invention whereby the Divisions of the Barometer may be enlarged in any given proportions' by Robert Hookend
DM/5/72'Desiderata recommended to Dr Charleton'c.1663
IM/005646Hooke, Robert2003
RBC/2/71'Some Observations made by Mr Hook concerning the disposition of the Air and spots discovered in the Planet Mars'28 March 1666
IM/000529Hooke, RobertFebruary 2003
IM/002215Hooke, Robertnd
CLP/20/20/1Paper, 'An experiment try'd touching the uniting and mixing of air and water' by Robert Hooke1/8 July 1663
CLP/24/89/2Diagram, Geometric shapes by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/24/88/13Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke10 January 1681
CLP/24/81/2Drawing, 'Instructions in Dyeing from Mr. [Benjamin] Laney of Southwark' [written in the hand of Robert Hooke]November/December 1669
CLP/24/88/11Drawing, Comet observation by Robert Hooke9 January 1681
CLP/24/89/3Diagram, Geometric shapes by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/24/51/2Drawing, Glass balls by Henry Oldenburg26 November 1662
CLP/20/3Paper, 'A brief account of the experiments try'd with glass balls' by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/2List, 'For the better making a history of the weather, I conceive it requisite to observe ...' by Robert Hooke[7 October 1663]
CLP/20/20/2Drawing, Experimental apparatus by Robert Hooke1/8 July 1663
CLP/20/87/1Paper, 'The analysis of infinite small quantities for the finding of properties of curves' by Robert Hooke1687
CLP/8i/18/2Paper, 'The late observations of Saturn' by Robert Hooke1666
CLP/20/31Paper, 'A device concerning a clock-hand' by Robert Hooke1667
CLP/20/31/1Paper, 'A device concerning a clock-hand' by Robert Hooke1667
CLP/8i/13Copy paper, the observations of the solar eclipse witnessed on 22 June 1666 by Francis Willoughby, Dr Pope and Mr Phillip, Robert Hooke and Robert Moray1666
CLP/20/35/1Paper, 'A way of sounding the depth of the sea without a line; and of bringing up water from any depth' by Robert Hooke30 September 1663
CLP/20/62/2Drawing, Aerial telescope by Robert Hooke25 June 1684
CLP/20/61/3Drawing, Telescope erected in Gresham College, with several associated devices by Robert Hooke17th century
CLP/20/9/2Diagram, Instrument to measure water pressure by Robert Hooke14 January 1663
CLP/24/88Papers, Several papers relating to comets by Robert Hooke1680-1681
CLP/21/8Paper, 'Description of an invention whereby the divisions of the barometer may be enlarged in any given proportion produced before the Royal Societie by Robert Hooke' by Edmond Halleyc.17th century
EL/A/9Letter, from Adrian Auzout to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Paris12 February 1666
DM/5/64Minutes of meetings of the Committee for Agriculture (endorsed as 'Transactions of the Georgicall Committee')October 1664-February 1664/5
EL/H3/66Robert Hooke, dated at London, to Henry Jacobs10 October 1681
EL/L1/62Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke12 November 1680
RBO/6/19'An Account of Experiments and discourses made before the Royal Society' by Robert Hooke1684
RBO/2i/7'A Brief Account of the Experiments tryd with Glasse Balls' by Robert Hooke26 November 1662
DM/5/66Minutes of meetings of the Mechanicall Committee July-October 1664
DM/5/70Resolution signed by Henry Oldenburg, appointing a Committee of the Royal Society to consider a way of determining the measure of a degree on the earth21 October 1669
RBC/2/91'A Description of an Instrument for making the Hand or Index of an accurate Clock, which moves equally swift at all times...' by Robert Hookend
CLP/2/13Paper, containing figures of telescopes with explanations by an anonymous author1667
CLP/2/13/1Paper, containing figures of telescopes with explanations by an anonymous author1667
CLP/20/35/2Diagram, A new way for sounding the depth of the sea without a line by Robert Hooke30 September 1663
CLP/20/35/3Diagram, Apparatus for fetching up water from any depth of the sea by Robert Hooke30 September 1663
RBO/2i/34a'Enquiries concerning the Air' by Mr [Robert] Hook25 February 1662
RBO/2i/69a'The Description of an Instrument for the Triall of Gunpowder' by Mr Hook [Robert Hooke]9 September 1663
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