Reference numberCB/1/1/224
Alternative reference numberBLA.B.131
TitleLetter from Claude Louis Berthollet, Arcueil to Charles Blagden
Date20 March 1808
DescriptionExpresses his wish for Blagden to write to him more often. Describes experiments done by Gay Lussac and Thenard to obtain caustic potash [potassium hydroxide] and soda and to extract metals. His son has been repeating his experiments on the decomposition of ammonia. Mr Laplace sends his compliments is coming to give a new edition of the "Système du monde". The translation of Thomson's work is not yet finished but it will probably be done by the end of June.
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NA8126Berthollet; Claude Louis (1748 - 1822); Count1748 - 1822
NA8286Thenard; Louis Jacques (1777 - 1857)1777 - 1857
NA7195Gay-Lussac; Joseph Louis (1778 - 1850)1778 - 1850
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