Reference numberAP/8/5
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Observations on the probable formation of mineral coal, and on the position and accompanying circumstances of fossil trees' in a letter from Willm [William] Chapman to Sir Joseph Banks
DateOctober 1815
DescriptionChapman describes fossilised trees found in Kenton Colliery near Newcastle [Northumberland, England] and their possible way of formation. He then discusses the formation of coal, writing that it originates from peat moss that has been compressed underground and subsequently converted into coal. Includes one illustration on a separate page.

Subject: Mineralogy / Geology

Written by Chapman in Newcastle.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/8/5/1
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NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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