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Marsh writes: 'For some time past I have been engaged in the study of some derivatives camphor, with the view of determining, if possible, with some degree of certainty the constitution of that body. I do not propose to enter now into any account of the present state of our knowledge as to the chemistry of camphor, but at once to bring forward something of my own experience on this subject. Of part of the results which I have obtained I gave a brief account at the meeting of the British Association last year at Bath. This account had reference chiefly to some further evidence of the relationship of camphor to hexahydrometaxylene, and to the products of oxidation of camphoric acid by means of an alkaline solution of potassium permanganate. These researches were not published, and not even yet completed.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Chemistry

Received 15 August 1889. Read 5 December 1889. Communicated by William Odling.

A version of this paper was published in volume 47 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Researches on the chemistry of the camphoric acids'.

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