Wednesday, October 18, 2006

a letter from John Collins

I'm testing the ImageShack photo hosting service.

The image shows a page from a draft letter from John Collins to Henry Oldenburg for delivery to Gottfried Leibniz.

You can read the text of this message in Rigaud's Correspondence of scientific men of the seventeenth century. It's item LXXXV, pp. 243-8. The letter has no date and Rigaud doesn't provide one. From context, I'd guess Collins wrote it in 1676.

The image comes from the Macclesfield Collection at Cambridge University (UK)
The reference is "Draft Letter from John Collins to Henry Oldenburg for Leibnitz. Add.9597/13/5/77,r. Author: Collins, John, 1625-1683"

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