MC:F26/MS2 Experimental Notes
MC:F26/MS2/1 12 Oct 1827-1865
‘Minutes Book of Chemical Experiments beginning Oct. 12th 1827’
The first of two volumes, with 494 numbered pages. Contains an index of experiments at the front ordered by date performed, giving the page and title. There are approximately 350 experiments listed in the first volume, mostly covering analyses of mineral waters from around Britain, plant excretions, soil fertility and properties of elements. The methods and results of the experiments are provided.
‘Book of Experiments 1841’. One volume of 133 pages. A list of experiments indexed by the molecule or element that the experiment was designed to demonstrate the properties of. Includes hand-drawn diagrams of equipment.
‘Minutes Book of Chemical Experiments’, the second of two volumes, with 315 numbered pages. Contains an index of experiments at the front, ordered by date performed, giving the page and title. There are approximately 100 experiments listed, almost entirely botanical and typically examining the properties of potatoes and barley.
Pausey’s London diary from 1861-67, bound in one volume. Used by Daubeny exclusively as a means of recording meteorological observations. These include the maximum and minimum temperatures on any day, wind direction, and general description of the weather.
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