This is another of those time
consuming websites: The Royal Society has celebrated its 350th year by putting online a selection of its most eye-catching research papers.
The new website
on which the papers are offered, dubbed Trailblazing
, also includes a timeline of historical events to which the publications are pegged.
The online papers are taken from the Society's journal, Philosophical Transactions
, the oldest continuously published scientific periodical in the world.
An example would be Benjamin Franklin's Kite Flying Electricity experiments. These documents are available as a PDF download (free AFAIK).