Reference numberCB/1/1/225
Alternative reference numberBLA.B.132
TitleLetter from Claude Louis Berthollet, Arcueil to Charles Blagden
Date20 June 1808
DescriptionHas written several letters to Blagden which perhaps he has not received. Since Davy opened up a new avenue of research they have been very busy, particularly with caustic potash [potassium hydroxide] and soda. Gay Lussac and Thenard have been set back in their work by an accident that happened during one of their experiments. Gives his opinion on the experiments. Often sees Mr Chenevix and his experiments on the combination of platinum and mercury. They still follow Blagden's chemical work but it is becoming more difficult, regrets that Blagden cannot come in person to clarify his research.
Extent1 sheet
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8126Berthollet; Claude Louis (1748 - 1822); Count1748 - 1822
NA7195Gay-Lussac; Joseph Louis (1778 - 1850)1778 - 1850
NA8286Thenard; Louis Jacques (1777 - 1857)1777 - 1857
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