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Hooke, Robert (1663 -1703): minutes of Royal Society meetings

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0117 MS 847
Held at: Royal Society
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Full title: Hooke, Robert (1663 -1703): minutes of Royal Society meetings
Date(s): 1671-1693
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: 680 sides
Name of creator(s): Hooke | Robert | 1635-1703 | natural philosopher
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1635; Education: Pupil of Samuel Cooper and Sir Peter Lely; Westminster School; Christ Church, Oxford; MA (1663); MD (Lambeth 1691); Career: Assisted Thomas Willis and Robert Boyle with their experiments; invented the pendulum watch; Curator of Experiments at the Royal Society (1662); Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London (1664); Cutlerian Lecturer (1664); Philosophical assistant to John Wilkins and William Petty at Durdans, Epsom, Surrey (1665); City Surveyor for London (1667); Doctor of Physic at Doctors' Commons (1691); died in penury, his salary (of several thousand pounds) as City Surveyor being found in an iron chest after his death; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1663; Curator of Experiments, 1662-1688; Secretary of the Royal Society, 1677-1682; 1677-1681; 1684; 1686; 1689-1690; 1692-1695; 1697-1699; died, 1703.


Scope and content/abstract:

Draft and copy minutes of Royal Society meetings taken by Robert Hooke, the first 120 pages consist of notes taken by Robert Hooke after going through the draft notes of his predecessor, Henry Oldenburg, as Secretary. Remaining pages are notes taken by Hooke as Secretary attending the Society meetings. Includes a folder of loose material which was removed from the folio without noting where they came from before it was acquired by the Society.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Royal Society catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009.

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