Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691 (natural philosopher)
- Existence: 1627 - 1691
Robert Boyle (1627-1691), natural philosopher and chemist, was born at Lismore Castle, Munster, on 25 January 1627, the son of the 1st Earl of Cork. He was educated at Eton and by private tutors, and studied on the continent. Boyle settled at Oxford in 1654, where he erected a laboratory. He was responsible for 'Boyle's Law', which established the proportional relation between elasticity and pressure. He published many works between 1660 and his death on 31 December 1691.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Offprint from the Transactions of the Bibliographical Society The Library, Volume XXVII, Number 1.
The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.
Primarily Newton autographs and letters to Newton.
This is an album consisting primarily of holograph letters to and from 17th and 18th century scientists, including Collins, Oughtred, Cavendish, Briggs, Fermat, Oldenburg, Halley, Boyle, Wallis and others. There are also some copy letters and other scientific papers.
Robert Boyle to Captain Thornhill, 14 November 1678, concerning the repayment of a sum of money, 2 pages and address. The letter is signed by Boyle and his sister, Lady Ranelagh. Robert Boyle to Sir Isaac Newton, 19 August 1682, concerning various matters, including the appearance of a comet, 2 pages and address.
A letter from Sir Isaac Newton to Robert Boyle, 28 February 1679, regarding the cause of gravitation. The letter is a file copy written in the hand of Newton's amanuensis. There are corrections and additions by Newton, who has signed the letter at the end.