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Herapath asks Stokes to announce to the Royal Society that he has been engaged in investigating the optical and chemical properties of some crystalline compounds of iodine and strychnine. He describes these compounds as 'strongly indicative and peculiar'.

Subject: Chemistry

Received 21 June 1855. Communicated by Stokes.

This letter was published in full in volume 7 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Letter from Dr. Herapath to Professor Stokes, on the compounds of iodine and strychnine'.

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AP/36/19
Earliest possible date
20 June 1855
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Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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George Gabriel Stokes

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George Gabriel Stokes, Letter, regarding compounds of iodine and strychnine from William Bird Herapath to George Gabriel Stokes, 20 June 1855, AP/36/19, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_36_19/letter-regarding-compounds-of-iodine-and-strychnine-from-william-bird-herapath-to-george-gabriel-stokes, accessed on 21 July 2024

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