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Stukeley, William (1687-1765)

Stukeley, William, 1687-1765
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On corals, corallines etc.: a letter to Mr. Collison, 12 May 1752. Author's holograph MS: with an inserted extract from Robert Boyle's 'Formes and qualities' concerning coral, written by Mr. Peirson, 4 May 1761, with a note 'Read at the Royal Society 7 May 1761' by Stukeley. The second leaf contains a pen-drawing of a coral branch by Stukeley, entitled 'The species of coralline exhibited at the Royal Society, May 14 1752, Mrs. Warens Southamton Row.' The next 4 ff, which are loose, contain an account of this specimen. 'Mr. Collison' is probably Peter Collinson [1694-1768], F.R.S., naturalist and antiquary [see the Dictionary of National Biography]. Produced in Stamford.



Physical description

1 volume 2 ll. + 4 ff. + 18 ff. 4to. 181/2 × 151/2 cm. Unbound.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1930.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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