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Paper, 'Chemical examination of Burmese naphtha, or Rangoon tar' by Warren de la Rue and Hugo Muller

Reference number: AP/38/36

Date: 1856

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De la Rue and Muller explain that in several localities of the 'Kingdom of Burmah' [Myanmar], there 'emanates from the soil in considerable quantity a peculiar oleaginous substance', which is used chiefly as a lamp fuel and as an unguent, and exported in moderate quantities under the name of Burmese naphtha, or Rangoon tar. It is obtained by sinking wells of about 60 feet in depth, in which the liquid is collected by the miner as it oozes from the soil.

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout.

Subject: Mining / Industrial chemistry

Received 1 August 1856.

This paper was published in full in volume 8 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Chemical examination of burmese naphtha, or rangoon tar'.

Reference number
AP/38/36
Earliest possible date
1856
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
12 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Hugo Muller

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Warren de la Rue

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Hugo Muller, Warren de la Rue, Paper, 'Chemical examination of Burmese naphtha, or Rangoon tar' by Warren de la Rue and Hugo Muller, 1856, AP/38/36, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_38_36/paper-chemical-examination-of-burmese-naphtha-or-rangoon-tar-by-warren-de-la-rue-and-hugo-muller, accessed on 25 May 2024

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