Reference numberCB/4/6
Alternative reference numberBLA.6.1-229
TitleScientific papers collected by Charles Blagden
Datelate 18th century
DescriptionFolios 1-160 include documents on the excise committee, lightning conductors, gunpowder explosions and related experiments, barometer and thermometer observations and weather reports, coal mine and quarry strata records in England and Europe.

Folios 161-229 topics include vegetable structure, medical and lecture notes, Bristol harbour development, steam bleaching, gas holders (Royal Society Committee), Russian discoveries, journeys in the UK and Europe, biographical notes (subjects unidentified), draft of letter on relations with Banks, US invention of submarine bombs, tides at Naples, North American hospitals.
Extent2 boxes
FormatManuscript and printed documents
Physical descriptionLoose papers
Access statusOpen
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