The Correspondence of Henry Oldenburg, Vol. 8 1671-1672 by Henry Oldenburg, Rupert A. Hall, Marie B. Hall

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Oldenburg to Willughby 16 May 1671 1703 From the memorandum in Royal Society MS. W 3, no. 43 Lister to Oldenburg rit again May 16. acquainting him, yt ye letter o f Apr. 1 went not till May 13. 4 W 22 May 1671 From the original in Royal Society MS. L 5, no. 31 Partially printed in Phil. , no. 71 (22 May 1671), 2165-66 Yorke, May 22 1671 NOTES Sr Second reply to Letter 1684. i Letter 1690. 2 For Willughby’s experiments on the passage of water through pieces of branch, see Letter 1655 (Vol. VII) and Letter 1684.

Bonon. ADDRESS Praeclarissimo et Eruditissimo Viro Domino Enrico Oldemburg Regiae Societatis Angliae Secretario Londini TRANSLATION Marcello Malpighi sends many greetings to the very famous and learned Mr. Henry Oldenburg, Secretary of the English Royal Society I7°5 Malpighi to Oldenburg 24 May 1671 From the original in Royal Society Malpighi Letters I, no. P. A few days ago there came into my possession the much discussed volume by Boyle;1 this the celebrated Montanari has in his hands, and meanwhile he sends you many greetings, and will send you something on the same topic as soon as possible.

And this I think allows a consideration for some effic­ acy, or sign (at least) o f change or operation in the Descent o f Sap. But as far as I dare, or did deny the descent o f Sap, I meant it in the vulgar sense o f that expression, viz. the main quantity o f Sap, which ascends in the Spring, and is gradually hardened into leaves, blossoms, fruit, timber, in such manner as the Ossification in young Animals is described by Dr. Kerckringius in your last Tract o f Num. 4 'Tis a large quantity o f Sap, which is expended on the fruit and growth o f some Trees, on Acorns, Wallnuts, Chesnuts; and this returns not to the root in winter, yet consists well with the Sentiment o f the Circulation o f the Sap, which in some sea­ sons may run the round more swiftly than in other : neither do I discern, that this makes any opposition to Worthy Mr.

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