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Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691 (natural philosopher)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1627 - 1691

Biography

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:

 Item

'English Books in Moscow - Leningrad Libraries: Newton, Boyle and Others' by P. J. Wallis, 1972-03

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/23/Wallis/20
Scope and Contents

Offprint from the Transactions of the Bibliographical Society The Library, Volume XXVII, Number 1.

Dates: Publication: 1972-03
 File

Letter from Henry Oldenburg to Sir Isaac Newton, 14 September 1673

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3976.14
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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.

Dates: 14 September 1673
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
 Item

Letter from Isaac Newton to Robert Boyle, 28 February 1678 (1678/9)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/62-65
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Primarily Newton autographs and letters to Newton.

Dates: 28 February 1678 (1678/9)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
 Item

Letter from Robert Hooke to Robert Boyle, March 21 1666

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/118 -119
Scope and Contents From the File:

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.

Dates: March 21 1666
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
 Fonds

Robert Boyle: Letters from him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8524
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1678-1682
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Sir Isaac Newton: Letter to Robert Boyle

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8537
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1679
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Additional filters:

ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 5
 
Type
Archival Object 4
Collection 2
 
Subject
Gravitation 1
Moscow 1
 

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