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Michael Hunter and Edward B. Davis (eds)
The Works of Robert Boyle, Vol. 13: Unpublished writings, 1645–c.1670
List of Abbreviations
1. Early writings
a. Original version of Martyrdom of Theodora
b. Moral epistles
To my Mistris presenting hir the Amorous Controversys
To Mrs John Dury
To 'Prince of the Round Table'
The Duty of a Mother's being a Nurse, asserted
Miscellaneous Moral Letters
To one that sent him Mr de S. De la Vanite du Monde
Letter concening 'Theodora'
c. Scriptural reflections, moral essays and miscellaneous
Of the Study & Exposition of the Scriptures
The Life of Joash
Of Desseins & Undertakings
A Mere fine Gentleman
Scaping into his Study, out of a Crowd of extraordinarily vaine Company of both Sexes
2. Writings from Boyle's early scientific phase
a. Of the Study of the Book of Nature
b. Essay of the Holy Scriptures
c. Of the Atomicall Philosophy
3. Sections of treatises from the late 1650s
a. Observations out of Mr B. Essay of turning Poisons into Medicins
b. Dialogues concerning Flame and Heat and of The Requisites of a Good Hypothesis
c. Fragments of 'Boyle's Essay on Spontaneous Generation'
4. Material relating to The Usefulness of Natural Philosophy
a. Sections from the original manuscript version of The Usefulness of Natural Philosophy
Section on the stone discarded from original version of 'Essay III' of 'Usefulness, II, sect. I'
Sections of the original version of the latter parts of 'Usefulness' retaining original pagination
b. Texts and fragments of essays relating to The Usefulness of Natural Philosophy Part II, section 2
Essay II: That the Empire of Man may be advanced by the skill of Physicists in Chemical matters
Further section, probably also of 'Essay II', dealing with methods of chemical analysis
Opening sections and fragments of text of putative essays for 'Usefulness, II, sect 2'
Fragments of text of essays
Essay the XI
De Otio Physici.
De Imperfectione Historiae Naturalis
5. Papers on petrifaction and mineralogy
a. Thoughts and Observations about the Generation of Mineralls
b. Of the Existence of the Lapidescent Juice
c. Of Subterraneal Steams
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