Record

Reference numberCLP/11ii/23
LevelItem
TitlePaper, 'Experiments made upon ambergris for Hans Sloane' by [Cromwell Mortimer?]
Date[1731]
DescriptionPaper regarding whether or not ambergris is the excrement of a whale, determined by carrying out experiments on the presence of phosphorus in ambergris. It was determined that ambergris is not excrement, as no phosphorus was found. This manuscript is possibly by Cromwell Mortimer, but appears to be in the handwriting of Ambrose Godfrey-Hanckewitz.

Subject: Chemistry

Extract published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Editoris recensio experimentorum circa Ambram gryseam à Domino Joh. Browne, R. S. S. & à Dno. Ambrosio Godofredo Hanckewitz, R. S. S. institutorum, cum D. Neumanni, R. S. S. Experimenti sui vindicatione'.

Read to the Royal Society on 11 March 1731.
Extent5p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1733.0061
Related records in the catalogueCLP/11ii/24
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8406Sloane; Sir; Hans (1660 - 1753); physician and collector1660 - 1753
NA7377Godfrey-Hanckewitz; Ambrose (1660 - 1741)1660 - 1741
NA8055Mortimer; Cromwell (c 1699 - 1752)c 1699 - 1752
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