Credit: ©The Royal Society
    Image number: RS.15936


    20 January 1697
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    height (paper): 115mm
    width (paper): 173mm
    Figure of nautilus in a letter from Robert Sibbald dated at Edinburgh to Martin Lister, which was read at the meeting of the Royal Society on 3 March 1697.

    An account of the shell 'nautilus' is mentioned in EL/S2/8 with a figure of it attached.
    Object history
    At the meeting of the Royal Society on 3 March 1697, ‘There was read a letter from Sr Rob. Sibbald at Edinb. Dat. Jan 30 1696/7 to Dr Lister with a description & figure of a nautilus lately found in Scotland in the North of that Kingdom it appear’d & was thought by Dr Hooke & most present to be ye shell of ye common nautilus’ (JBO/10/17).
    Related fellows
    Martin Lister (1639 - 1712, British) , Physician
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