Reference numberCLP/6/52
TitlePaper, 'Of salt' by John Byndlos
Date2 May 1694
DescriptionPaper regarding the making of salt in a salt mine called Saltern near Portsmouth [England]. The mine was owned by Captain Byndlos. Byndlos writes that salt made by the sun contains a substance called 'bittern' that causes meats to become rusty and hard. He reports that the salt made in Saltern is of a very high quality and has kept meat fresh for two years.

Subject: Industry / Mineralogy

Read to the Royal Society on 30 May 1694
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/9/12
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