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Institutionum Chymicarum and Opera Chemica

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0085
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Institutionum Chymicarum and Opera Chemica
Date(s): c 17th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

The name 'Pitt' is written on the inside of the front cover. No further biographical information is available.


Scope and content/abstract:

Latin manuscript, c 17th century, comprising the Institutionum Chymicarum and Opera Chemica, containing information relating to the history of chemistry, chemical theory, and explanations of various chemicals represented by alchemical symbols based on signs of the zodiac.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1928) by Victor G Plarr.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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