The Letters of Jöns Jacob Berzelius and Christian Friedrich Schönbein, 1836–1847

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IN collecting materials for the life of Schönbein, the first instalment of which has already been noticed in these columns, Dr. Kahlbaum has had placed at his disposal all the correspondence, covering nearly fifty years, left behind him by the illustrious discoverer of ozone and gun-cotton. The letters of Faraday and Liebig have thus been made public, and we have now an English edition of the letters which passed between Berzelius and Schönbein, the original edition in German having been prepared by the editor as a tribute to the memory of Berzelius on the occasion of the commemoration at Stockholm, on October 9, 1898, of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the great Swedish chemist. The translators have added two of Schönbein's letters written in 1847, and a paper by that author which was not included in the German edition. Of the twenty-two letters published in this little volume eight are by Berzelius.

The Letters of Jöns Jacob Berzelius and Christian Friedrich Schönbein, 1836–1847.

Edited by Georg W. A. Kahlbaum. Translated by Francis V. Darbishire, Ph.D., and N V. Sidgwick. Pp. 112. (London, Edinburgh and Oxford, Williams and Norgate, 1900.)

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MELDOLA, R. The Letters of Jöns Jacob Berzelius and Christian Friedrich Schönbein, 1836–1847. Nature 63, 77–78 (1900). https://doi.org/10.1038/063077a0

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