image MS_215_039
Image number: RS.16620
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Figures of snow

Date

10 December 1662

Creator

Unknown, Artist

After

Robert Hooke (1635-1703, British), Natural philosopher

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p39

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 353mm
width (page): 239mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > snow

Description

These fourteen snowflakes were observed by Robert Hooke and communicated to the meeting of the Royal Society on 17 December 1662.

This manuscript is a copy of Register Book no. 2 (RBO/2i) and some letters to the Royal Society, all from between 1662 and 1664.

Other versions of these images can be found at RBO/2i/062a and MS/776/263-64.

Object history

At the meeting of the Royal Society on 17 December 1662, ‘Mr. Hooke communicated likewise some remarks on the figures in frozen urine, frozen water, and snow; and those of the small shootings of hoar-frosts; which were ordered to be registered’ (Birch 1:154).

Related Fellows

Robert Hooke (1635-1703, British), Natural philosopher

Associated place

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