image MS_776_263
Image number: RS.17373
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

p263

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 320mm
width (page): 200mm

Subject

Description

Image of six figures observed in snow by Robert Hooke and communicated to the meeting of the Royal Society on 17 December 1662.

These figures are copied from RBO/2i/062a. There is another copy at MS/215/039.

This volume is another copy of entries of the first two volumes of the Register Book. It was given to Sir Joseph Banks by G. S. Heales Esquire of Doctor's Common on 31 May 1814.

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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