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Robert Hooke


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 : letters

"[Robert] Hooke had been able to read letters in what would otherwise be reckoned darkness, thanks to one of his artificial organs contrived from 'an ordinary double Convex Spherical Lens.'"

Century: 1600-1699 / 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Hooke      


Henry Oldenburg : review of Robert Hooke, Description of Helioscopes

"[John] Martyn revealed sheets of the [Philosophical] Transactions [containing Henry Oldenburg's remarks on Robert Hooke's Description of Helioscopes] to Hooke as they were printed. On 8 November [1675] he came to the review of Helioscopes. Hooke was livid. 'Saw the Lying Dog Oldenburg's Transactions,' he wrote in his diary. 'Resolved to quit all employments and seek my health.'"

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Hooke      Print: Serial / periodical, newly printed sheets


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