Early Science at Oxford

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    January 18, 1683–4. After the reading of ye Minutes, a letter from Mr. Aston to Dr. Plot, was read; which tells us, that some of ye Royall Society are of opinion, that ye Porphyry Pillars, mentioned in an abstract of Mr. John Greaves MS. (lately com municated to us by Dr. Smith, and transmitted to ye Royall Society) were not brought from Mount Sina, as Mr. Greaves supposes, but dug in Ægypt; wherefore it was ordered, that Dr. Huntingdon should be consulted, as to this matter.

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