Reference numberAP/8A/7
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Memoir on the antiseptic qualities of peat moss viewed as a preventive of dry rot in wood' by Archibald Duff
Date7 December 1818
DescriptionDuff hopes to alleviate the problem of British ships suffering from dry rot through the application of peat moss, known to possess antiseptic properties.

Subject: Biology / Chemistry

Read to the Royal Society on 24 December 1818. Communicated by W T [William Thomas] Brande. Originally written as having been communicated by the Secretary [Taylor Combe], but this is struck out and corrected to Brande.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3249Brande; William Thomas (1788 - 1866)1788 - 1866
NA3167Combe; Taylor (1774 - 1826)1774 - 1826
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