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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Shelfmark:  Waller Ms fr-00775
Type of object:  manuscript
Dimensions:  310 x 196mm
Extent:  1 fol.
Material:  paper
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS
Type of element:  letter
Extent:  1a
Language:  French
Place:  Unidentified
Date:  1793-06-04
Other type of date:  An II de la République
Short summary:  Informing a minister after an accident that he is giving up the preparation of a certain gunpowder which is too dangerous
Person:  Berthollet, Claude-Louis, comte, 1748 (Talloire)-1822 (Arcueil), Chemist, Physician, author
Person:  Bouchotte, Jean-Baptiste, 1754 (Metz)-1840, Officer, Minister, addressee ?
COMMENTS
Comments:  The minister to whom the letter was addressed is probably the minister of war, Bouchotte. About the experiments on muriate powder, see: P. Bret, "Une tentative d'exploitation militaire de la recherche en chimie : Berthollet et la poudre de muriate oxygéné de potasse (1787-1794)", in Goupil, Michelle (ed.): Lavoisier et la Révolution chimique, Palaiseau, SABIX-Ecole Polytechnique, 1992, pp. 195-238.
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