image MS_248_19_073
Image number: RS.16742
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Images of two vessels


late 17th - early 18th century


Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

f19 p73



height (page): 308mm
width (page): 195mm


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Content object


Images of two vessels, most likely accompanying previous paper (MS/248/18/069) describing Gillmore's engine. Paper dated 11 December 1701, 'Dr Hook's Remarks on Mr Gillmore's Engine to Supply water at Knowle'.

In papers collected by Robert Southwell.

Object history

This manuscript was sold at Sotheby's in June 1893 (Phillips sale) and acquired by the Royal Society from a purchaser of that lot. Some of the material is signed by Robin Bacon, who was also Robert Boyle's scribe (see William Poole, 'Sir Robert Southwell's Dialogue on Thomas Burnet's Theory of the Earth: "C & S Discourse of Mr Burnett's Theory of the Earth" (1684): Contexts and an Edition', The Seventeenth Century, 23 (2008), 72-104).

Related Fellows

Robert Southwell (1635-1702, British), Diplomat
Robert Hooke (1635-1703, British), Natural philosopher

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