Reference numberMS/251/11
TitleLetter from William Hyde Wollaston, 14 Buckingham Street, Fitzroy Square, to William Buckland, Oxford
Date24 June 1822
DescriptionWollaston does not doubt the nature of Buckland's faecal matter, whether black or white. He thinks it probable that those who have been in the caves have seen it from the original pellets to its current state. 'Some learned & observant nightman' might have seen it in all stages, but he suggests that he and Buckland might not want to examine the products to closely. Discusses contamination by cedar, which he has not experimented upon, but notes its volatile oil, which becomes a fixed resin when precipitated from air. It is more prone to attach itself to metals than to minerals. He askes how to return the specimen of rock crystal.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8298Wollaston; William Hyde (1766 - 1828); chemist, physicist and physiologist1766 - 1828
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