Hooke manuscript is returned home

BBC News is reporting about a lost and found Hooke manuscript (see also this older news):

The hand-written notes are thought to contain a “treasure trove” of information about the early endeavours of the UK’s academy of science. The document, which had lain hidden in a house in Hampshire, was rescued from a public auction after a fundraising effort pulled in the £940,000 needed.

As you probably know, Hooke was famous (among other things) for his frequent disputes with other physicists (most notably Newton and Huygens) on the priority of various discoveries, and this new manuscript could help in settling (a bit late) some of them.


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