image MS_215_191
Image number: RS.16637
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Frame for making parchment


14 December 1663


Unknown, Artist

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height (page): 354mm
width (page): 238mm


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A figure of a frame to stretch a parchment. John Beale described the process of making parchment, which was read to the meeting of the Royal Society on 25 May 1664 and was ordered to be registered (RBO/3/035-039).

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.

The original image is at Cl.P/3i/18/007. Other copies can be found at RBO/3/037 and RBC/2/165.

Object history

At the meeting of the Royal Society on 25 May 1664, ‘Mr. Beal’s account of the art of making parchment was read, and ordered to be registered’ (Birch 1:428).

Related Fellows

Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712, British), Plant physiologist
John Beale (1608-1687, British), Science writer

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