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Autograph Letter Signed from William Thomson to Cardinal Stefano Borgia in Rome, 13 August 1797

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0047

Scope and Contents

Autograph Letter Signed from William Thomson to Cardinal Stefano Borgia in Rome, discussing the properties of a newly-discovered flexible stone from Brazil (probably Itacolumite, a stone which is flexible when cut into thin strips, and which is found in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is associated with the presence of diamonds.) and providing an Italian translation of part of James Hutton's paper on the subject. Letter in Italian, dated 13 August 1797.

Dates

  • 13 August 1797

Language of Materials

Italian

Physical Description

Slight dust-staining, a small fragment missing on folio 2 (no text missing). Wax seal.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 letter

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in December 2019. Accession no. SC-Acc-2020-0047.

Physical Description

Slight dust-staining, a small fragment missing on folio 2 (no text missing). Wax seal.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in December 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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