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Issue: 040, 30/07/28 p. 631-632
Heading: Deficiencies of the Library of the British Museum
Category: Museums   Libraries   Natural History   
Topic: [Laments the gaps in the Natural History collections. Suggests improvements; recommends popular works]
Person: CUVIER   DONAVAN   STEPHENS   WILSON, James   JARDINE, Sir William   SELBY, Mr.   HOOKER   BUFFON   LINNAEUS   JUSSIEU   LATREILLE   TIMMINCK   AUDUBON, M.   HUMBOLDT   HEDWIG   
Institution: British Museum   

Issue: 040, 30/07/28 p. 637
Heading: Medico-Botanical Society of London
Category: Medicine   Botany   
Topic: Remarks on the doubtful identity of Bonplandia trifoliata, of Willdenow, and Humboldt and Bonpland, and the Angostura, or Carony bark tree
Person: HANCOCK, Dr. John   HUMBOLDT   WILLDENOW, Prof. (of Berlin)   TEREAS, Don Jose   CANDOLLE, Prof. de   
Institution: Medico-Botanical Society   
Paper, 11/7/28
Issue: 058, 03/12/28 p. 923, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Ornithology), Para 12
Category: Ornithology   Literature   
Topic: The Condor of the Andes. [The condor is not as large as it is reputed to be amongst "European Naturalists" (though Humboldt says it is the equivalent of the Alpine vulture), nor is the condor wholly confined to South America. Its hunting habits are accurately described in a poem by Southey]
Person: HUMBOLDT   BARROW   GRAINGER, Dr.   
Source: Southey: Thaliba, I., 105   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 6
Category: Geology   Geomorphology   Mountains   
Topic: Aspect of Mountains. [This depends on the sort of rocks of which they are made]
Person: HUMBOLDT   

Issue: 061, 24/12/28 p. 969
Heading: On the Falls of the Orinoco, at Atures and Maypures. (To be continued)
Category: Geography   South America   Science   Literature   Mythology   Geomorphology   Rivers   
Topic: [Translation from the German of Von Humboldt. Colon was convinced of the existence of the South American continent, from the huge volume of fresh water entering the sea at the mouth of the Orinoco. When he found it, Humboldt says, he thought he was approaching Eden, "the holy residence of primitive man". Humboldt describes his own journey to its source, praising and re-invoking the poetical language of Colon, which "shows anew that the creative phantasy of the poet expresses itself in the exploring navigator".]
Person: HUMBOLDT   COLON   

Issue: 071, 04/03/29 p. 141, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Vegetable Chemistry), Para 1
Category: Botany   Plant Physiology   
Topic: Green Colour of Vegetables.[...]Hydrogen without light, and a small quantity of oxygen, is sufficient for vegetation
Person: HUMBOLDT   HEDWIG   

Issue: 086, 17/06/29 p. 381, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Chromatology), Para 1
Category: Marine Biology   Zoology   Botany   
Topic: Colour of Hydrophytes. [Vegetation taken from deep seas proves that plants may be intensely coloured without exposure to strong light. The phosphorescent glow of marine animals is also remarked upon, in evocative prose].
Person: HUMBOLDT   BONPLAND   ELLIS   
Signed: ST. VINCENT, M. Bory

Issue: 107, 11/11/29 p. 714
Heading: Visit of Baron Humboldt to the Ural Mountains
Category: Geography   Russian Empire   China   Geology   Palaeontology   Engineering   Gold Mining   
Topic: [Two letters from Baron Humboldt read at the French Academy, the first describing his trip to the gold mines of Borosowsk, the mines of Malachite, of Gumeselesski, Tagilsk, and the washings of gold and platina, the second describing an excursion to the frontiers of the Chinese empire]
Person: HUMBOLDT   ARAGO, M.   GAY-LUSSAC   ROSE   EHREMBERG   VILLIAMINOT, General   LITVINOT, General   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   
Letter[s], 11/11/29
Issue: 125, 20/03/30 p. 169-170
Heading: Reminiscences of the Latter Days of Kant
Category: Philosophy   Science   
Topic: [Biographical memoir of Kant which refers to his interest in science]
Person: KANT   HORNEMAN   HUMBOLDT   BROWNE, Dr.   JENNER, Dr.   BEDDOES, Dr.   

Issue: 127, 03/04/30 p. 206
Heading: Experiments on the Magnetic Needle
Category: Physics   Magnetism   Astronomy   Geodesy   
Topic: [The delayed progress of Humboldt`s project to observe magnetic phenomena, at equinoxes and solstices. Simultaneous observations were intended to be made at Berlin, Frisberg, Paris, St. Petersburg, the Crimea and Siberia]
Person: HUMBOLDT   PUKSCHIN, M. Masin   KUPFER   

Issue: 130, 24/04/30 p. 251
Heading: Royal Academy of Sciences and Belles Lettres, Brussels
Category: Mathematics   Historical Sciences   Libraries   Archaeology   Physics   Magnetism   
Topic: [...] de Chastes, on newly-discovered properties in cones of the second degree [...] Dumortier [...] on two MSS. found in the library of Tournay [...] Roman buildings [...] by M. Reuvens [...] Quetelet [...] on magnetic intensity
Person: CHASTES, M. de   DUMORTIER, M.   HULTHEM, M. Von   REUVENS, M.   HUMBOLDT   LEVY, Prof.   QUETELET, M.   LEVY, M.   SAUVEUR, M.   
Institution: Royal Academy of Sciences and Belles Lettres, Brussels   
Paper[s], 03/04/1830
Issue: 132, 08/05/30 p. 282-283
Heading: Paris Academy of Sciences. Sitting of the 12th April
Category: Botany   Trees   Chemistry   Icthyology   Animal Physiology   Entomology   Textiles   Steam Power   
Topic: [1. Milk-tree found at Demerara. 2. Germination of the Nepenthe. 3. Properties of a Sal Gemma. 4. Influence of Water on the Respiration of Fishes. 5. The Bombyx of the ancients. 6. Annual volume of the Board of Longitude. 7. The difference of opinion between St. Hilaire and Cuvier on "the theory of analogy"]
Person: DELESSERT   SMITH (of Edinburgh)   HUMBOLDT   ARNOT, M.   WALLICH, Dr. Nathaniel   ARAGO, M.   DUMAS, M.   BOUE, M.   FLEURENS, M.   LATREILLE   SAINTE HILAIRE, Geoffroy   CUVIER   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   East India Company   Botanical Gardens, Calcutta   Board of Longitude   
Letter[s], 12/04/1830
Issue: 132, 08/05/30 p. 283
Heading: Paris Academy of Sciences. [...]sitting of April 19
Category: Public Health   Safety   Ships   Inventions   Chemistry   Geography   West And North Central Africa   
Topic: [1. Blumenbach elected foreign associate. 2. Aldini presented Mr. Watson`s plan for the prevention of the foundering of ships at sea. 3. Arago presented a tube filled with crystals of palladium. 4. Coquebert-Montbret defended the claims of Caillie, the traveller to Timbuctoo, the "Quarterly Review" having suggested that Caillie might not have "penetrated so far as he pretends to have done". 5. De Pongerville elected]
Person: BLUMENBACH   YOUNG   ALDINI   WATSON   HUMBOLDT   CAILLIE, M.   COQUEBERT-MONTBRET, M.   PONGERVILLE, M. de   TOLLENDAL, Marquis de Lally   
Source: Quarterly Review   Athenaeum   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   
Demonstrations/discussion, 19/04/1830
Issue: 132, 08/05/30 p. 286, Section: Paris Chit-Chat
Heading: The Native Potato, Para 20
Category: Geography   South America   Agriculture   Botany   
Topic: [Extract of a letter sent to Humboldt on the discovery of a plant like the potato on the upper slopes of the volcano of Orizaba]
Person: SCHIEDE   DEPPE   HUMBOLDT   
Letter
Issue: 138, 19/06/30 p. 378
Heading: Weimar
Category: Geography   Germany   Periodicals   Communication   
Topic: [Weimar is recovering from twenty-five years of war and visitors are beginning to return to the birthplace of Goethe. A new periodical has now started there]
Person: GOETHE   KOTZEBUE   HUMBOLDT   PARRY   SORET, Councillor   ECKERMANN, Dr.   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 148, 28/08/30 p. 543
Category: Geography   Exploration   Russian Empire   
Topic: [Humboldt is to undertake a new scientific expedition in Russia]
Person: NICOLAS, Emperor   HUMBOLDT      

Issue: 151, 18/09/30 p. 590
Category: Exploration   Geography   Natural History   
Topic: [Von Humboldt to go to New World]
Person: HUMBOLDT   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 154, 09/10/30 p. 638
Heading: A Scientific Harvest, Para 11
Category: Botany   Classification   Mineralogy   Zoology   Entomology   
Topic: [A quotation from Von Humboldt on Hemprich and Ehrenberg`s travels.] "They collected as if collecting alone had been the object of their pursuits..." [Numbers and types of specimens]
Person: HUMBOLDT   HEMPRICH   EHRENBERG   
Institution: Royal Academy of Sciences, Berlin   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

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