|Title||Paper, 'A treatise of ambargris' by Caspar Neuman [Neumann]|
|Date||15 October 1729|
|Description||English 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.|
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 description||Ink on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1733.0060|
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 38, no 433, p 344, no 434, p 371, no 435, p 417
|Related records in the catalogue||RBO/17/69|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA6151||Neumann; Caspar (1683 - 1737)||1683 - 1737|
|NA8406||Sloane; Sir; Hans (1660 - 1753); physician and collector||1660 - 1753|
|NA7811||Dudley; Paul (1675 - 1751)||1675 - 1751|