Reference numberAP/5/18
TitleUnpublished letter and paper, 'Mémoire sur l'origine des bitumes solides ou concrets, et particulièrement du charbon minéral' ['Essay on the origin of solid or concrete bitumen, particularly mineral carbon'] by Le Comte de Razomovsky [Grigory Razumovsky] and Tho [Thomas] Hill
DescriptionPaper by Razumovsky exploring the origins of various bitumens, deducing that some bitumens come from deposits in ancient seas, 'modern' bitumens that come from deposits in river water, and bitumens that form daily in deposits of rainwater. The paper is preceded by an introductory letter from Thomas Hill to Sir Joseph Banks.

Subject: Chemistry
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/5/18/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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