John Beale ( b. 1608) was a prolific writer of letters on orchard cider and many other subjects firstly to Hartlib and his Circle of correspondents ic John Evelyn and Robert Boyle, following on with the then formed Royal Society in 1660 and finally after the death of Oldenburg Secretary to the Royal Society with John Houghton who published a
weekly "Collection of Letters for the Improvement of Husbandry and Trade" following its launch in September 1681. His last letter to Robert Boyle was just before his own death in 1683. For a long form history of John Beale see Cider Musing entry.
This is a letter John Beale wrote to Samuel Hartlib. See Cider Musings