Reference numberCLP/9i/48
TitlePaper, 'An account of a strange kind of earth taken up near Smyrna of which is made sope together with the way of making it' by an unknown author
DescriptionPaper describing 'sope-earth' [soap-earth] found in Duraclea and a league west of the River Hermus near Smyrna, in present-day Turkey. The author details some experiments carried out on the soap-earth as well as the processes undertaken in soap houses in order to turn the material into soap.

Subject: Geology / Anthropology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of a strange kind of earth, taken up near Smyrna, of which is made soap, together with the way of making it, Communicated by Dr. Edward Smith, F. R. S'.

Communicated by Edward Smith.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1695.0032
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 19 (1696), p 228
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1404Smith; Edward (1665 - 1720)1665 - 1720
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