Letter from Joseph Priestley to Reverend Mr Scholefield

Made:
1779-09-14
maker:
Priestley, Joseph (FRS, LLD)

Priestley describes his recent experiments on 'the purification of the atmosphere by vegetation', using water plants. He now believes that all plants emit air 'in a dephlogisticated state'. Priestley seeks advice from Mr Keir on testing for the presence of nitrous acid in vitriolic. The letter also includes family news and greetings.

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Identifier:
MS/1327