Notebooks of Sir James Hall entitled "Chemical experiments made with a view to obviate some of the difficulties in Dr Hutton's 'Theory of the Earth'". Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS.5019-5020

Dates

  • 1798-1806, 1809. (Creation)

Extents

  • 2 Volumes (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Custodial History

    The papers were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Hodgson’s, 27 February 1947, lot 98.

  • Scope and Contents

    The notebooks give a day to day account, with sketches, of experiments made between 1798 and 1806. Most of the material is embodied in a paper read to the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 3rd June 1805, entitled 'Account of a series of experiments, showing the effects of compression in modifying the action of heat'.

  • Bibliography

    The paper 'Account of a series of experiments, showing the effects of compression in modifying the action of heat', was published separately in 1805, and was reprinted in the Royal Society of Edinburgh's “Transactions”, volume vi, in 1812.

    For a brief description of the experiments, see V A Eyles, 'Sir James Hall, Bt. (1761-1832)', in “Endeavour”, volume xx (1961), pages 210-216.

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