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Brande, William Thomas (1788-1866)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.6827-6828
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Brande, William Thomas (1788-1866)
Date(s): 1825-1878
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 42 items
Name of creator(s): Brande | William Thomas | 1788-1866 | chemist
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Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence of William Thomas Brande, 1825-1878, with some letters by his son, William T.C. Brande. Brande's advice on chemistry was sought by many of the correspondents in this small collection. They include Timothy Bramah on experiments relating to minting coin, Samuel Brown (1776-1852) on metal used in lighthouse construction; Frederick Richard Lees (1815-1897) on distillation of alcohol; Thomas William Clinton Murdoch (1809-1891) on fumigating 'coolie labour' aboard ship; and John Morillyon Wilson (1783-1868) on the danger of tobacco smoke to teeth. Other letters refer to publications and Royal Institution matters and Brande's own health.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in two series: letters to Brande and letters from Brande.

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Described in typescript supplements, by Christopher Hilton and Richard Aspin, to the Library's published finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

MS. 6827 was purchased from Dawson Book Service, 1991. Winifred A Myers, 1992 and John Wilson, 1993. MS. 6828 from Glendining's, 7 January 1935, lot 219.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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