Reference numberAP/43/6/1
TitleManuscript, 'Histoire naturelle de la pourpre de anciens' [Natural history of the purple of the ancients] by [Henri de] Lacaze-Duthiers
DescriptionLacaze-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 whelk 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 descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1859.0117
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1524Lacaze-Duthiers; Felix-Joseph Henri de (1821 - 1901)1821 - 1901
NA8243Huxley; Thomas Henry (1825 - 1895)1825 - 1895
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