Royal Society, London

BL/4

A folio guardbook of letters written to Robert Boyle (1627-91), natural philosopher, in various hands and paper sizes, 152 leaves, in modern green cloth.

Volume IV of the Boyle Letters.

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MaB 10: Bathsua Makin, Letter(s)

Autograph largely verse letter signed by Makin, to Robert Boyle, in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew, including twelve lines of Latin verse beginning ‘Magnus in Heroum numero spectabere Boile’, undated, on a pair of conjugate quarto leaves. c.1681.

Edited in Correspondence of Robert Boyle, ed. Michael Hunter, V, 282-3.

B.L.4-77

Autograph letter signed by More, to Robert Boyle, from Christ's College, Cambridge, 5 June 1665. 1665.

*MoH 10: Henry More, Letter(s)

B.L.4-79

Autograph letter signed by More, to Robert Boyle, from Christ's College, Cambridge, 27 November [1665]. 1665.

*MoH 11: Henry More, Letter(s)

Edited in The Works of the Hon. Robert Boyle, VI (1772), 513. Edited from thence in Nicolson, p. 264.

Classified Papers III (1)

A large folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 68 items, unfoliated, all mounted on guards, in modern boards with ties.

item 1

*EvJ 52: John Evelyn, Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

Autograph list or conspectus of subject categories of books, headed ‘The History of Arts Illiberall and Mechanick’, signed and dated by Evelyn, on, on all four pages of two folio leaves sent to the Royal Society. 16 January 1660/1.

This MS (which is related to Sculptura (1662)) recorded in W.R.B. Prideaux, ‘John Evelyn's “Designe for a Library”’, The Antiquary, NS 48 (1912), 127-9, and in Keynes, p. 116.

item 2

EvJ 55: John Evelyn, The Construction of ye Rowling Press, & Manner how to worke off ye Plates

Copy of five chapters, in the cursive hand of an amanuensis, headed ‘Booke: II’ [of Sculptura], as ‘By Mr: Evelyn’, on fifteen folio pages, foliated 33r-39r, sent to the Royal Society and inscribed in the margin ‘Read May 14. [16]62’. 1662.

This MS edited as Part II of Sculptura, ed. C.F. Bell (Oxford, 1906). Recorded in Keynes, pp. 117, 260-1.

item 4

*EvJ 86: John Evelyn, An Exact Account of the Making of Marbled Paper

Autograph, headed ‘Marble Paper, by Mr Evelyn’, signed and dated by him ‘In January 1661’, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘Sr: Rob: Murrey Præs:’ [i.e. Sir Robert Moray (1608/9?-73), army officer and politician, a founder member of the Royal Society], sent to the Royal Society and inscribed ‘Read Jan: 8. 61[/2] / Entd R B. 1. 137.’ 1661/2.

item 19

*EvJ 18: John Evelyn, Panificium, or The several manners of making Bread in France &c:

Autograph, on five pages of three folio leaves, signed and dated by Evelyn ‘15 Feb: 1664[/5]’, sent to the Royal Society, inscribed ‘By Mr Evelyn: read Mar: 1: [16]64[/5] Entd. R B. 3. 72’. 1664/5.

This MS recorded in de Beer, III, 401, n. 8.

First published in John Houghton, A Collection of Letters for the Improvement of Husbandry & Trade (London, 1681), No. 12, pp. 127-36 (dated 16 January 1682/3). Keynes, pp. 261-2.

Classified Papers IV (1)

A large folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 85 items, unfoliated, all mounted on guards, in modern boards with ties.

item 30

HbT 43: Thomas Hobbes, Concerning ye Compression of Aire

Copy of a scientific paper, in a cursive hand, headed ‘Mr Hobbs Concerning ye Compression of Aire’, followed by ‘Maximes necessary for those, yt from ye sight of an Effect, shall endeavor to assigne its Naturall Cause’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, sent to the Royal Society. Late 17th century.

Formerly cited in IELM, II.i (1987) as HbT 75.

Unpublished.

Classified Papers VII (1)

A large folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 61 items, unfoliated, all mounted on guards, in modern boards with ties.

item 1

*EvJ 91: John Evelyn, An exact Relation of the Pico Tenariff, taken from Mr: Clappham, who had long resided in that Iland

Autograph draft, with deletions, on all four pages of two folio leaves, incomplete, dated ‘11: March: 1660[/1]’, sent to the Royal Society, inscribed ‘Read Mar: 13: [16]60[/1]’. 1660/1.

item 5

EvJ 92: John Evelyn, An exact Relation of the Pico Tenariff, taken from Mr: Clappham, who had long resided in that Iland

Copy, in a neat cursive hand, as ‘by Mr Evelyn’, incomplete, on nine pages of five folio leaves. c.1661.

Classified Papers XV

A large folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 74 items, unfoliated, all mounted on guards, in modern boards with ties.

item 3

*EvJ 98: John Evelyn, For Zoöphytall, or Animal Engraftings, or Inoculations, this accoumpt I receiv'd from a Friend of mine in ye Country

Autograph note, on one side of a single quarto leaf, subscribed by Evelyn ‘Given in [to the Royal Society] by Mr: Evelyn 10: Sepr: 1662’. 1662.

item 3a

EvJ 98.5: John Evelyn, For Zoöphytall, or Animal Engraftings, or Inoculations, this accoumpt I receiv'd from a Friend of mine in ye Country

Copy, in a cursive scribal hand, as ‘brought in by Mr Evelyn 10. Sept. 1662’, on an oblong octavo-size slip of papers. c.1662.

item 33

EvJ 159.5: John Evelyn, Science and Natural History

Copy of an anonymous Spanish tract on the nature of gall stones, in a roman hand, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘La Baazar [Bezoar] / Given to ye Royal Society by Mr Evelin. March ye 25 1680’. 1680.

Classified Papers XVII

A large folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 76 items, unfoliated, all mounted on guards, in modern boards.

item 1

*EvJ 53: John Evelyn, Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

Autograph, headed ‘Designe for a Lybrary’, being a list of book categories, signed and dated by Evelyn, on one side of a single folio leaf, endorsed ‘For Sr: Robert Murrey’ [i.e. Sir Robert Moray (1608/9?-73), army officer and politician, a founder member of the Royal Society], sent to the Royal Society. 22 May 1661.

This MS discussed, with a facsimile, in W.R.B. Prideaux, ‘John Evelyn's “Designe for a Library”’, The Antiquary, NS 48 (1912), 127-9. Recorded in Keynes, 18-19.

Classified Papers XXII (1)

A folio composite volume of papers, chiefly ‘Accounts of Books’, in various hands and paper sizes, 78 items, unfoliated, in modern boards. Late 17th century.

item 45

EvJ 15.5: John Evelyn, Numismata, a Discourse of Medals

A summary of the work, in a neat italic hand, as ‘By J. Evelin Esqr F.R.S. in fol.’, on five quarto pages. c.1700.

First published in London, 1697. Keynes, pp. 229-34.

Extra MS Vol. 1 (MS 366)

A folio composite volume of tracts and papers, in various hands, seventeen items, unfoliated, in contemporary vellum boards with traces of ties.

MS 366/1/1

HbT 35: Thomas Hobbes, Seven Philosophical Problems

Copy, in a professional rounded hand, untitled, complete with dedication ‘To the King’, superscribed ‘Mr Hobs’ and subscribed ‘Thomas Hobbes’, on 78 folio pages, sent to the Royal Society, inscribed in the margin ‘Read Mar: 19: [16]61[/2]’. 1661/2.

First published in London, 1682. Molesworth, English, VII, 1-68.

MS 366/1/3

*EvJ 24: John Evelyn, The Sembrador, or a new Invention for the more equall sowing of Wheate and other Grains

A partly autograph copy of a tract, with a pen-and-ink drawing and engraving, ‘Translated out of Spanish [of Don Joseph Lucatela, 1668] and Improued & Comunicated by the Royal Society’, with a title-page, a letter signed to the Viscount Brouncker, President of the Royal Society and a six-line advertisement at the end all in Evelyn's hand, the rest in the cursive hand of an amanuensis, on 27 folio leaves, rectos only, the letter dated from ‘Sayes Court 23: Feb: [16]69-70’, sent to the Royal Society and docketed ‘read Mar: 3: [16]69-70. / trans: 60’. 1669/70.

First published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 5, No. 60 (20 June 1670), 1055-7. The letter to Brouncker is edited in Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 621-2. Keynes, p. 260.

H. 1. 105

Copy of a letter by Hobbes, in an unidentified hand, to Mr Brooke, from Chatsworth, 20[/30] October 1668, and read to the Royal Society on 10 December 1668. 1668.

HbT 153: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Edited (with the addressee erroneously given as Mr Beale) in Molesworth, English, VII, 463-4. Malcolm, Correspondence, II, 701-2, Letter 183.

H. 3. 20

Letter by Hobbes, entirely in the hand of his amanuensis James Wheldon, to Henry Oldenburg, Secretary of the Royal Society, 26 November[/16 December] 1672. 1672.

HbT 157: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Edited in Molesworth, English, VII, 465-6. Malcolm, Correspondence, II, 725-6, Letter 191.

LBO supp.3. 107

Letter Book 2

MS.

pp. 286-7

HbT 154: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Formal copy of Hobbes's letter to Mr Brooke, from Chatsworth, 20[/30] October 1668, which was read to the Royal Society on 10 December 1668. 1668.

Recorded in Malcolm, Correspondence, Letter 183.

MS I

Henry Oldenburg's notebook.

MS 32

A large quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in a single neat hand, 59 pages (plus blanks), in modern green cloth. Compiled by Sir George Ent (1604-89), physician, a founding member of the Royal Society. c.1674-80.

pp. 1-9

MaA 196: Andrew Marvell, The Loyal Scot (‘Of the old Heroes when the Warlike shades’)

Copy.

First published in one version [c.1669?] (exemplum without title-page owned by the Library Company of Philadelphia, 935Q). An incomplete version in Charles Gildon, Chorus Poetarum (London, 1694). Margoliouth, I, 180-7. Lord, pp. 188-92. Smith, pp. 403-12.

Lines 15-62 also appear as lines 649-96 in The last Instructions to a Painter (MaA 500-4), and lines 178-85 appear as a separate poem in Upon Blood's Attempt to Steal the Crown (MaA 253-280).

MS 36

A quarto volume of parliamentary speeches, in two or more secretary hands, 24 leaves (plus stubs of extracted leaves), in paper wrappers. c.1630.

The front wrapper inscribed ‘Tom Hodges his Book’. The rear wrapper addressed ‘To my very Loving friend Mr Thomas Cave Marchant, at his howse in Amsterdam this be .dd.’ Later owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector.

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ElQ 301: Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth's Golden Speech, November 30, 1601

Copy of Version II, headed ‘Queen Elizabethes speech to her last Parliament. The 30th of November. 1602.’, followed by the rubric ‘her Maiestie being set vnder state in her Councell Chamber at whitehall ... proclaymed the same in their hearing as followeth’.

First published (Version III), as Her maiesties most princelie answere, deliuered by her selfe at White-hall, on the last day of November 1601 (London, 1601: STC 7578).

Version I. Beginning ‘Mr. Speaker, we have heard your declaration and perceive your care of our estate...’. Hartley, III, 412-14. Hartley, III, 495-6. Collected Works, Speech 23, pp. 337-40 (Version 1). Selected Works, Speech 11, pp. 84-92.

Version II. Beginning ‘Mr. Speaker, we perceive your coming is to present thanks unto me...’. Hartley, III, 294-7 (third version). Collected Works, Speech 23, pp. 340-2 (Version 2).

Version III. Beginning ‘Mr. Speaker, we perceive by you, whom we did constitute the mouth of our Lower House, how with even consent...’. Hartley, III, 292-3 (second version). Collected Works, Speech 23, pp. 342-4 (Version 3). STC 7578.

Version IV. Beginning ‘Mr Speaker, I well understand by that you have delivered, that you with these gentlemen of the Lower House come to give us thankes for benefitts receyved...’. Hartley, III, 289-91 (first version).

MS 83

A folio miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in a single neat hand but for additions in other hands on pp. 183-226, 226 pages (including numerous blanks), in modern cloth. Compiled by Sir George Ent (1604-89), physician, a founding member of the Royal Society, to whom is addressed an inscription, sending the last item in the volume, on p. 226. c.1674-80.

pp. 25-47

EsR 245: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Essex's Arraignment, 19 February 1600/1

Copy.

p. 56

WaE 732: Edmund Waller, Upon the late Storm, and of the Death of His Highness ensuing the same (‘We must resign! Heaven his great soul does claim’)

Copy, headed ‘Vpon ye late storm, & death of His Highnesse ye Ld Protectour, ensuing ye same. By Mr Waller’, the text followed (p. 57) by ‘The Answer’ by Godolphin.

First published as a broadside (London, [1658]). Three Poems upon the Death of his late Highnesse Oliver Lord Protector (London, 1659). As ‘Upon the late Storm, and Death of the late Usurper O. C.’ in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 34-5.

For the ‘answer or construction’ by William Godolphin, see the Introduction.

pp. 58-9

WaE 778: Edmund Waller, Upon a Lady's Fishing with an Angle (‘See where the fair Clorinda sits, and seems’)

Copy.

Edited from this MS in Thorn-Drury.

First published in Thorn-Drury (1893), pp. 244-5. Thorn Drury (1904), II, 116-17. The attribution toWaller doubtful.

pp. 63-8

DrJ 62: John Dryden, Heroique Stanza's, Consecrated to the Glorious Memory of his most Serene and Renowned Highnesse Oliver Late Lord Protector of this Common-Wealth, &c. (‘And now 'tis time. for their Officious haste’)

Copy, headed ‘An Heroique Poem Consecrated to ye glorious memory of His Highness Oliver late Lord Protectour of ye Commonwealth, &c Written after ye Celebration of His Funerall by Mr Dryden’.

First published in Three Poems Upon the Death of his late Highnesse Oliver Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland (London, 1659). Kinsley, I, 6-12. California, I, 11-16. Hammond, I, 18-29.

pp. 68-74

WaE 398: Edmund Waller, A Panegyric to my Lord Protector, of the present Greatness, and joint Interest of His Highness, and this Nation (‘While with a strong and yet a gentle hand’)

Copy.

First published London, 1655. The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). in The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 10-17.

p. 94

RoJ 430: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Song (‘Phyllis, be gentler, I advise’)

Copy, headed ‘By Sr. P. P’, written in a left-hand column, with a Latin version (beginning ‘Blanda sis o a crudelis Phyllis’) written in the right-hand column.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 32. Walker, p. 36. Love, pp. 19-20.

p. 95

HbT 160: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Copy, in the hand of Sir George Ent, of Hobbes's letter to Josias Pullen, Vice-President of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, from London, 1[/11] February 1672/3. c.1673.

Recorded in Malcolm, Correspondence, Letter 193.

MS 92

A formal transcript of John Aubrey's Naturall Historie of Wiltshire (1685), in the neat italic hand of B. G. Cramer, made for the Royal Society and dedicated to the President, the Earl of Pembroke, 393 folio pages, in contemporary elaborately blind-stamped diced russia. [1690-1].

p. 236

SiP 91.1: Sir Philip Sidney, Inscription on Sidney's portrait at Longleat, 1577 (‘Who gives him selfe, may well his picture give’)

Copy, headed ‘In one of the Pictures of S Philip Sidney are these verses, viz’.

First published in A.C. Judson, Sidney's Appearance (Bloomington, Indiana, 1958), p. 51. Ringler, p. 345, as his ‘Poems Possibly by Sidney’ No. 3.

pp. 238-9

DnJ 3709.2: John Donne, Upon the translation of the Psalmes by Sir Philip Sydney, and the Countesse of Pembroke his Sister (‘Eternall God, for whom who ever dare’)

Copy, superscribed ‘Dr. Donne's Poem pag 366’.

First published in Poems (1635). Grierson, I, 348-50. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 33-5. Shawcross, No. 191.

p. 248

BrW 223: William Browne of Tavistock, On the Countess Dowager of Pembroke (‘Underneath this sable herse’)

Copy of the first stanza, subscribed ‘These Verses were made by Mr ... Browne, who wrote the Pastoralls....’.

Edited from this MS in Naturall History of Wiltshire by John Aubrey, ed. John Britton (London, 1847), p. 90.

First published in William Camden, Remaines (London, 1623), p. 340. Brydges (1815), p. 5. Goodwin, II, 294. Browne's authorship supported in C.F. Main, ‘Two Items in the Jonson Apocrypha’, N&Q, 199 (June 1954), 243-5.

pp. 311-12

SiP 90.5: Sir Philip Sidney, A dialogue betweene two shepherds, uttered in a patorall shew, at Wilton (‘Dick, since we cannot dance, come let a chearefull voyce’)

Copy, as ‘Sr Ph: Sydneys Sonnet’.

First published in The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia (London, 1613). Ringler, pp. 343-4, in his ‘Poems Possibly by Sidney’ No. 1.

MS 776

A folio copy of Register Books 1 and 2 (incomplete) of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1661-63, in a single professional hand, 536 pages, with a two-page table of contents at the beginning, in old reversed calf. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Inscribed inside the front cover as having been given by G. S. Heales of Doctors' Commons to Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (1743-1820), naturalist, President of the Royal Society, on 31 May 1814.

pp. 37-48

EvJ 94.8: John Evelyn, An exact Relation of the Pico Tenariff, taken from Mr: Clappham, who had long resided in that Iland

Copy of EvJ 93, as ‘By Mr Evelyn’.

pp. 90-2

HbT 84: Thomas Hobbes, A Proposition To find two meane proportionalls betweene two straight lines

Copy of HbT 82, as by ‘Mr: Hobbs’.

Published in Christiaan Huygens, Oeuvres Complètes, III (The Hague, 1890), 339-43.

pp. 127-30

EvJ 88.5: John Evelyn, An Exact Account of the Making of Marbled Paper

Copy of EvJ 87, subscribed ‘Brought in by Mr. Evelyn’.

p. 229

EvJ 100.5: John Evelyn, For Zoöphytall, or Animal Engraftings, or Inoculations, this accoumpt I receiv'd from a Friend of mine in ye Country

Copy of EvJ 99, as ‘An Account received by Mr: Evelyn from a friend of his’.

RB/1/42

A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous papers, in various languages, in various hands and paper sizes, 277 leaves, in modern cloth.

Among the papers of Robert Boyle (1627-91), natural philosopher.

f. 111r

HeR 377.8: Robert Herrick, To a disdaynefull fayre (‘Thou maist be proud, and be thou so for me’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘On a proud Mrs.’, subscribed ‘Ro: Herick’. c.1620s-30s.

First published in Norman Ault, A Treasury of Unfamiliar Lyrics (London, 1938), p. 134. Martin, p. 421. Patrick, pp. 553-4.

f. 111v

CwT 719.5: Thomas Carew, Secresie protested (‘Feare not (deare Love) that I'le reveale’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, subscribed ‘T: Carey’. c.1620s-30s.

First published in Poems (1640). Dunlap, p. 11. Musical setting by Henry Lawes published in The Second Book of Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1655).

See also Introduction.

f. 111v

CwT 592.2: Thomas Carew, A prayer to the Wind (‘Goe thou gentle whispering wind’)

Extracts from lines 9-25, in a secretary hand, headed ‘To the wind. Goe thou &c.’ and here beginning ‘Boudely light vpon her lyp’. c.1620s-30s.

First published in Poems (1640) and in Poems: written by Wil. Shake-speare, Gent. (London, 1640). Dunlap, pp. 11-12.

f. 112r

CwT 870.5: Thomas Carew, Song. Eternitie of love protested (‘How ill doth he deserve a lovers name’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, as by ‘T. Carey’, here beginning ‘How ill doth hee become a Louers name’. c.1620s-30s.

First published in Poems (1640). Dunlap, pp. 23-4.

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CwT 1019.5: Thomas Carew, To A.L. Perswasions to love (‘Thinke not cause men flatt'ring say’)

Copy, in a different secretary hand, headed ‘A pswasion to loue by Mr Tho. Carye of the Courte. 1625’. c.1625-30s.

First published in Poems (1640). Dunlap, pp. 4-6.

ff. 115r-17v

CwT 655.2: Thomas Carew, A Rapture (‘I will enjoy thee now my Celia, come’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, as by ‘T: Carey’. c.1620s-30s.

First published in Poems (1640). Dunlap, pp. 49-53.

Register Book 1

A folio register book of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1661-2, largely in two professional hands, with (pp. 217-21) a later ‘Table’ of contents subscribed ‘R. Waller: 1687’, 221 pages (plus blanks), in old reversed calf (rebacked). 1661-87.

pp. 36-48

EvJ 93: John Evelyn, An exact Relation of the Pico Tenariff, taken from Mr: Clappham, who had long resided in that Iland

Copy, as ‘by Mr: Evelyn’ and ‘Enter'd June ye 29 1661. From Mr Evelin & Mr. Croone’.

pp. 98-100

HbT 82: Thomas Hobbes, A Proposition To find two meane proportionalls betweene two straight lines

Copy of ‘Mr Hobbs's Proposition To find two meane proportionalls betweene two straight lines Given’, with diagrams, subscribed ‘By ye Kings Order Brought in By Sr Paul Neile Sept: ye 4th. 1661 & Register'd Octob: ye 1st’, the text followed (pp. 101-2) by Viscount Brouncker's ‘answer’.

Formerly cited in IELM, II.i (1987) as HbT 76.

Published in Christiaan Huygens, Oeuvres Complètes, III (The Hague, 1890), 339-43.

pp. 137-40

EvJ 87: John Evelyn, An Exact Account of the Making of Marbled Paper

Copy, inscribed ‘Brought in by Mr Evelyn’.

This MS recorded in Wheatley (1893), p. 87, and in Keynes, pp. 260-1.

Register Book 2

A folio register book of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1662-63, largely (but for pp. [8-12]) in one professional hand, with (p. [7]) a later ‘Table’ of contents subscribed ‘R. Waller 1687’, 232 pages (plus blanks) plus a twelve-page index at the end in other hands, in old reversed calf. 1662-87.

p. 34

EvJ 99: John Evelyn, For Zoöphytall, or Animal Engraftings, or Inoculations, this accoumpt I receiv'd from a Friend of mine in ye Country

Copy, as ‘Given in by Mr. Evelyn. 10 Sept. 1662’.

Register Book 3

A folio register book of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1663-68, largely in one professional italic hand, 311 pages (plus blanks), with a later tipped-in eight-page ‘Table’ of contents subscribed ‘R. Waller. 1687’ and a ten-page index at the end in other hands, in old reversed calf. 1665-87.

pp. 72-8

EvJ 19: John Evelyn, Panificium, or The several manners of making Bread in France &c:

Copy, as by ‘Mr. Evelyn’.

First published in John Houghton, A Collection of Letters for the Improvement of Husbandry & Trade (London, 1681), No. 12, pp. 127-36 (dated 16 January 1682/3). Keynes, pp. 261-2.

Register Book 5

A folio register book of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1675-80, largely in one professional hand, 226 pages (plus numerous blanks), with an initial twelve-page index in another hand and, at the end, a nine-page later ‘Table’ of contents subscribed ‘Ric: Waller: 1687/8’, in old reversed calf. 1675-88.

pp. 1-52

EvJ 22: John Evelyn, A Philosophical Discourse of Earth

Copy, ‘As it was presented to the R. Society 29. April 1675 By John Evelyn Esquire Fellow of the same’, subscribed ‘Read to ye Society 29 April & 13 May 1675’.

First published in London, 1676. Keynes, pp. 207-13.

Register Book Copy 1

A folio duplicate of Register Books 1 and 2 (in part) of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1660-62, in a single professional hand, 343 pages plus a six-page ‘Catalogue’ of contents at the beginning and an eleven-page index at the end, in modern calf. Early-mid-18th century.

pp. 43-56

EvJ 94: John Evelyn, An exact Relation of the Pico Tenariff, taken from Mr: Clappham, who had long resided in that Iland

Copy of EvJ 93, as ‘By Mr. Evelyn’, subscribed ‘Entred June the 29th. 1661 From Mr Evelin and Mr. Croon’.

pp. 101-3

HbT 83: Thomas Hobbes, A Proposition To find two meane proportionalls betweene two straight lines

Copy of HbT 82, as by ‘Mr. Hobbs’, subscribed ‘Brought in by Sr. Paul Neile Sept. 4th. 1661. Registred October 1st’.

Formerly cited in IELM, II.i (1987) as HbT 77.

Published in Christiaan Huygens, Oeuvres Complètes, III (The Hague, 1890), 339-43.

pp. 141-4

EvJ 88: John Evelyn, An Exact Account of the Making of Marbled Paper

Copy of EvJ 87, as ‘by Mr Evelin’.

ff. 251-2

EvJ 100: John Evelyn, For Zoöphytall, or Animal Engraftings, or Inoculations, this accoumpt I receiv'd from a Friend of mine in ye Country

Copy of EvJ 99, subscribed ‘Given in by Mr. Evelyn 10th. Sept. 1662’.

Register Book Copy 2

A folio duplicate of Register Books 2 and 3 (in part) of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1662-67, in a single professional hand, 353 pages, with an eight-page-page index at the beginning and a twelve-page table of contents at the end, in modern calf. Early-mid-18th century.

pp. 201-7

EvJ 20: John Evelyn, Panificium, or The several manners of making Bread in France &c:

Copy of EvJ 19, as by ‘Mr. Evelyn’.

First published in John Houghton, A Collection of Letters for the Improvement of Husbandry & Trade (London, 1681), No. 12, pp. 127-36 (dated 16 January 1682/3). Keynes, pp. 261-2.

Register Book Copy 4

A folio duplicate of Register Books 4 and 5 (in part) of scientific papers submitted to the Royal Society in 1674-76, in a single professional hand, 359 pages, with a two-page table of contents at the beginning and a four-page index at the end, in modern calf. Early-mid-18th century.

pp. 130-205

EvJ 23: John Evelyn, A Philosophical Discourse of Earth

Copy of EvJ 22, ‘As it was Presented to the R: Society 29. April 1675 By John Evelyn Esqr Fellow of the same’, subscribed ‘Read to the Society 29 Aprill & 13. May 1675’.

First published in London, 1676. Keynes, pp. 207-13.