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|Earlier references suggest his inheritance was 100.00
pounds but recent research by Professor Hideto Nakajima into the will of Hooke's father, determines the sum as
40.00 pounds. Back
Hooke Diary entries: 5/12/1674 - "Sir J. Cutler a villain", 5/01/1676
- "Tompion (clock-maker) a rascall", 15/2/1689
- "At Hallys met Newton; vainly pretended claim yet acknowledged my information. Interest has no conscience."...
Micrographia, the first published work
of Robert Hooke, is available on CD for approximately 30 dollars. Visit this address for more details of how to purchase this online! Back to Article
A few books on Hooke state he was
the president of the Royal Society - but he never was! His only other role with the society was to serve as its
Secretary from 1677 to 1682. His role of curator for experiments was an extensive one requiring prolific personal
input throughout his life and was without doubt - a critical factor to the success of the society in its formative
for images used to create this article
Page 1 : Hooke standing on Microscope
peering down at the Earth - (collage by Maurice Smith)
Page 2 : Micrographia illustration - (photographed at Science Museum London. Commercial use forbidden).
Page 3 : Hooke's Microscope and Lamp replicas - (photographed at Science Museum London. Commercial
use forbidden). Associated 3D images by Maurice Smith
Page 4 : Hooke's wheel barometer replica - (photographed at Science Museum London. Commercial use forbidden).
Page 5 : St.Paul's Cathedral London and detail - (photographed by Maurice Smith 1999 - please email me for
permissions to use).
All pages : Background image: "Theories and Instruments of Optics" - first published in 1851 edition
of The Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature, and Art. (Copyright-free).
Cds, etc, used for reference
|Note: The main source of reference for
this article is the book - "Robert Hooke And The Royal Society", by Richard Nichols, published 1999 by
The Book Guild Ltd, 25 High Street, Lewes, Sussex. England. ISBN 1 85776 465 X. Mr. Nichols' book has been used
extensively for the writing of this article - with some cross-referencing done through the list of sources below.
All conjectures are my own. The extensive research illuminating the bulk of information here is entirely through
the work of Richard Nichols.
The purpose of this article is to encourage you to purchase the two books by Richard Nichols and learn from his
detailed research - the extraordinary life of Robert Hooke and the contribution he made to science. This article
is but the briefest summary of Richard Nichols' book and serves as a recommendation to a fine and detailed publication.
Main Reference: "Robert Hooke And The Royal Society", by Richard Nichols, published 1999 by The Book Guild Ltd, 25 High
Street, Lewes, Sussex. England. ISBN 1 85776 465 X. Not referred to but also by the same author: "The diaries
of Robert Hooke - The Leonardo of London", published in 1994 by The Book Guild Ltd.
Encarta 99 - Deluxe (various entries and subjects) by Microsoft
"Great Feuds in Science", by Hal Hellman.
"Micrographia", reproduced on CD. Web-Link
Ragley Hall Web Site (building
designed by Hooke & open to the public.
Web Links only and
online references used.
at University of California, Berkeley.
"Never at Rest", by R.S. Windfall. Indiana University. Web-Link
"Seeing Further -
The Legacy of Robert Hooke"
by Kathy. A. Miles. Web-Link
"The Royal Society"
Web Site. Web-Link
"Ragley Hall Web Site"
(building designed by Hooke & open to the public. Web-Link
"Drawing of Hooke
Microscope" at Ars Machina.com Web-Link
"Collection of Hooke
papers and letters", held at Trinity College. Web-Link
article at Strange Science Web Site. Web-Link
For a list of books
containing references to the life and work of Robert Hooke - go here!
and Institutes retaining information, artifacts or replicas of Robert Hook's creations.
Science Museum, S.Kensington. London, England. (Replicas of Microscopes, lamps,barometers).
The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
(Diaries, Books, Library). Web-Link
Freshwater Museum, Isle of Wight, England.
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