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ORIGINS OF MODERNITY

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Birch, Thomas (1705-1766)
The history of the Royal Society of London for Improving of Natural Knowledge, from its first rise.
London, A. Millar, 1756-57.

Image from Birch's History of the Royal Society

Thomas Birch's History of the Royal Society is one of the most important sources of our knowledge not only of the origins of the Society, but also the day to day running of the Society. It reads like an extended minute book, giving a summary of the matters discussed, motions put and proposals and reports tabled at each meeting.


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