Reference numberCLP/10i/5
TitlePaper, 'Of alkermes, in French' by Monsieur Verny
DescriptionPaper originally written in French by Monsieur Verny, apothecary in Montpellier, France. The paper details how alkermes is prepared for use in medicine and in dyeing wool. Alkermes is an excrescence from wood or leaves of a shrub called ilex baccifera aquifolium, a type of holly, which grows in Languedoc, France.

Subject: Botany

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A relation of the use of the grain of kermes for coloration, from France'.

Translated from French by Henry Oldenburg. Communicated by Dr Croone. Read to the Royal Society on 17 October 1666.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1665.0133
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 1, no 20, p 362
Related records in the catalogueRBO/3/43
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8189Croone; William (1633 - 1684); physician1633 - 1684
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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