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Paper, 'Examen and observations of a bituminous earth' by Sir Hans Sloane

Reference number: CLP/11ii/14

Date: 1729


Paper describing distillation experiments carried out on a sample of bituminous earth, describing the taste and physical properties of the resulting distillation.

Subject: Chemistry

Given to unknown recipient by Sir Hans Sloane. The account itself is possibly by Cromwell Mortimer. Read to the Royal Society on 19 January 1729.

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Hans Sloane

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Cromwell Mortimer

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Hans Sloane, Cromwell Mortimer, Paper, 'Examen and observations of a bituminous earth' by Sir Hans Sloane, 1729, CLP/11ii/14, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 13 April 2024

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