The Correspondence of Henry Oldenburg, Vol. 9: 1672-1673 by Henry Oldenburg, Rupert A. Hall, Marie B. Hall

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Oldenburg S. erplacet Regiae Societati, Vir Clarissime, statutum Tibi esse, utramque tuam de Plantis et Ovis indaginem, Ipsi nuper, Epitomes forma, trans­ missam, hoc tempore verno revolvere, ac, si qua inibi obscura supersunt, elucidare. Hoc dum praestas, vere Philosophi imples mensuram, quidque ad genuinam Naturae historiam, solidae Philosophiae substernendam, requiratur, probe Te intelligere testaris. 1 Aliquoties profecto sociis nostris contigit, quod non-nulli ex ipsis, locorum intercapedine disjuncti, nec quicquam alteri ab alteris, priusquam scripta eorum simul comparèrent, resciscentes, eadem penitus Naturae arcana reserarunt.

See Letter 1934, note 1 (Vol. VIII). We have not found this title, though the Phjtoscopia of Jungius has been several times mentioned before and perhaps this is what Vogel meant. The whole paragraph seems to refer to Morison’s botanical writings, of which the work on umbelliferous plants was planned as the thirtieth part. Presumably Vogel wanted a copy of this book (which was noticed in Phil. , no. 81 (25 March 1672), 4027-28). See Letter 1885 (Vol. VIII). See Letter 1799, note 9 (Vol. VIII). Abraham Munting, Waare oeffening der planten (Amsterdam, 1672); see Phil.

Oldenburg was then instructed, it seems, to prepare a suitable reply, which was approved by the Society at its next meeting, on 24 April. i This is an obvious allusion to the studies of Grew and Croone, already hinted at by Oldenburg in earlier letters to Malpighi. (For the publication of the former’s book, see Letter 1963, note 6, and compare Letter 1969; on the latter, see Letter 1908, note 2, in vol. ) 2 Regneri de Graafde mulierum organisgenerationi inservientibus tractatus novus (Leiden, 1672) was reviewed in Phil.

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