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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.


  • Creation: 1678-1682


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library holds a letter from Sir Isaac Newton to Robert Boyle, MS.Add.8537.


The letters are nos 865 and 866 in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca bibliographici (London, 1964), p. 95.
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