Item 8 - Notebook: 'Chemistry Book'

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Notebook: 'Chemistry Book'


  • [n.d. 1910s?] (Creation)

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1 large hardback notebook, 184 ff. With MS notes and diagrams; some typed passages pasted in.

Enclosures: 1printed f.; 8 MS ff.; 12 typed ff., some with MS additions.

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Typed index pasted in at back of book lists topics, with page numbers:
'Examination of Aldehyde Samples; The Making of Active Aldehyde; [Henry Charlton] Bastian's experiments, Aug 1913-Feb 1914; Miss [Florence] Durham's Experiments;

Chromogen of White Hairs; Inorganic Constituents of the Ash of Hair; The Oxydase reactions of White Hairs (Keeble and Armstrong); Granule Content of Black and Blue Hairs; Microscopical Examination of Pigment grantues; Action of re-agents on Keratin; Products of Keratin Hydrolysis; the same, Cholesterine-free hair; Nitro-benzene Oxidation products of Keratin. A Digestible Product of Keratin;

Preparation of Melanins [dates from 26 May 1913-11 May 1914; Spiegler and Gortner cited];

Urochrome and Urobilin [Spectra]; Preparation of Urobilin in Urochrome; Urochrome and Urobilin (Summary); Lepidopteric Acid; Uric Acid of Lepidoptera; Solubility of Lepidopteric Pigment;

Acid Haematoporphyrin (SpectraP); Tyrosinase of Haemolymph; Calibration of Objectives; Excretion of Arsenic by the Skin.'

Conversion Table by Baird & Tatlock (London) Ltd. also pasted in at end.

Enclosures found between pp. 48 and 49: 3 ff. of MS notes on observations of cultures in colloidal silicon solutions, Aug 1913-Aug 1915 (dates of initial sterilisation); tables of experimental proceedings, with notes on back; 1f. typed extract from Mary, 'Experimental Work of Dr Bastian on the Origin of Life', Knowledge, Jan-Sept 1917 p. 7; 2ff. typescript, 'The nature of growths in colloidal silica solutions', Onslow; 2ff. typescript with MS. annotations, further observations of solutions; 3ff. of MS observations; 7 ff. typescript with MS annotations, dated 8-10 Apr 1914, notes on solutions of urochrome, urobilin extracts, urochrome and active aldehyde etc; 2 ff with MS graphs, one headed 'Tryptic Digestion'.

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      Onslow, H. “Note on the Nature of Growths in Colloidal Silica Solutions.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Containing Papers of a Biological Character 90, no. 628 (1918): 266–69.

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