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Letter, regarding Caspar Neumann's treatise on ambergris from A [Ambrose] Godfrey [Hanckewitz] to Sir Hans Sloane

Reference number: CLP/11ii/22

Date: 1731

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Godfrey-Hanckewitz copies out a letter sent to him by Caspar Neumann regarding his paper on ambergris and whether it might be published in Philosophical Transactions, as well as Godfrey-Hanckewitz's response to Neumann. Godfrey-Hanckewitz describes his own further experiments in distilling ambergris and obtaining very little salt, confirming Neumann's results.

Subject: Chemistry

Extract published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Editoris recensio experimentorum circa Ambram gryseam à Domino Joh. Browne, R. S. S. & à Dno. Ambrosio Godofredo Hanckewitz, R. S. S. institutorum, cum D. Neumanni, R. S. S. Experimenti sui vindicatione'.

Read to the Royal Society on 11 March 1731.

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CLP/11ii/22
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1731
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4 pages
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Manuscript

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Ambrose Godfrey-Hanckewitz

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Ambrose Godfrey-Hanckewitz, Letter, regarding Caspar Neumann's treatise on ambergris from A [Ambrose] Godfrey [Hanckewitz] to Sir Hans Sloane, 1731, CLP/11ii/22, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_11ii_22/letter-regarding-caspar-neumanns-treatise-on-ambergris-from-a-ambrose-godfrey-hanckewitz-to-sir-hans-sloane, accessed on 27 May 2024

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