Reference numberAP/6/14
TitleUnpublished letter and extract, on artificial freezing of seawater from Mignonneau to [Sir Joseph Banks]
DescriptionLetter from Mignonneau, Commissaire des Gardes du Corps du Roi [Superintendent of the King's Bodyguards], regarding artifical freezing of seawater, which he believes could be beneficial to navigators, maritime commerce, and society in general. Followed by a typescript copy of the Journal de Paris, number 54, 23 February 1789, pages 243-245, containing a similar article written by Mignonneau.

Subject: Chemistry

Addressed to the President of the Royal Society [Sir Joseph Banks].
Physical descriptionInk on paper; typescript on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/6/14/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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