|Title||Paper, 'Histoire naturelle de la pourpre de anciens' [Natural history of the purple of the ancients] by [Henri de] Lacaze-Duthiers|
|Description||Lacaze-Duthiers writes on purple dyes used by 'the ancients', aiming to identify the 'producing organs' of this dye, their nature, and 'the natural primitive colour of the dye'. He examines several species of molluscs which he believes produce the dye. |
Includes one page of figures and two photographs printed with purple dye.
Subject: Zoology / Malacology / Natural history
Received 22 March 1860. Communicated by T H [Thomas Henry] Huxley.
A translated version of this paper was published in volume 10 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Natural history of the purple of the ancients'.
|Physical description||Ink and graphite pencil on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1859.0117|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8243||Huxley; Thomas Henry (1825 - 1895)||1825 - 1895|
|NA1524||Lacaze-Duthiers; Felix-Joseph Henri de (1821 - 1901)||1821 - 1901|