Reference numberCLP/11ii/20
TitlePaper, 'A treatise of ambargris' by Caspar Neuman [Neumann]
Date15 October 1729
DescriptionEnglish translation of a paper detailing the origin, nature, and composition of ambergris and experiments to determine whether it is an animal, vegetable, or mineral substance. The paper is preceded by a letter from Neumann to Sir Hans Sloane introducing his paper and acknowledging that his experiments were inspired by the work of Paul Dudley, although their conclusions on the subject differ.

Subject: Chemistry

Published in Latin in three parts in Philosophical Transactions as 'De ambra grysea. Auctore Casparo Neumanno, M. D. Chemiæ Profess. Berolin. & R. S. S', 'De Ambra Grysea. Auctore Casparo Neumanno, M. D. Chemiæ Profess. Berolin. & R. S. S. [vide Part I. N° 433.]', and 'De Ambra Grysea. Auctore Casparo Neumanno, M. D. Chemiæ Profess. Berolin. & R. S. S. [vide part I. N°. 433. & Part II. N° 434.]'.

Written by Neumann in Berlin [Germany]. Read to the Royal Society on 4 June 1730.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1733.0060
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1733.0055
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1733.0054
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 38, no 433, p 344, no 434, p 371, no 435, p 417
Related records in the catalogueRBO/17/69
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6151Neumann; Caspar (1683 - 1737)1683 - 1737
NA8406Sloane; Sir; Hans (1660 - 1753); physician and collector1660 - 1753
NA7811Dudley; Paul (1675 - 1751)1675 - 1751
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