Monuments and microscopes: Scientific thinking on a grand scale in the early Royal Society

  title={Monuments and microscopes: Scientific thinking on a grand scale in the early Royal Society},
  author={Lisa Jardine},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={289 - 308}
  • L. Jardine
  • Published 22 May 2001
  • History
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
On 25 August 1664 (almost exactly two years before the Great Fire of London) the curator of experiments for The Royal Society in London, Robert Hooke, wrote to the ‘father of modern chemistry’, Robert Boyle (for whom he did regular work as a paid designer and builder of experimental equipment), at his ‘elaboratory’ in Oxford, describing some scientific experiments he had carried out for The Royal Society a few days earlier. 

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