Traité de physique et de chymie, ca. 1800


Date: Circa 1800 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 163 p.


This treatise includes experiments on eletricity (with mentions of B. Franklin), ballooning (mentions of J. P. Blanchard), pharmacology, chemistr, and hydraulics. Included is a sketch of Woulfe's bottle for passing gases through liquids (Peter Woulfe, 1767).

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 163 p.


Custodial history:

This volume was once owned by Alfred Lejourdan, engineer and director of plants and zoology in Marseilles.

General note

This work is signed "G" on the title page, possibly short for Gariel (the words "Grandpere Gariel" are written in pencil, in an unknown hand, on the title page).

Early American History Note

This beautifully bound volume contains numerous essays on scientific developments that occurred in the 18th century. The text of the notebook is written so that the manuscript appears like a published work. Among the topics discussed are electricity, physics, balloons, pharmacology, and an invention by Peter Woulfe. The notebook is in French.

Indexing Terms

Family Name(s)

  • Gariel.


  • Educational Material
  • Foreign Language
  • Manuscript Essays
  • Notebooks
  • Scientific Data

Personal Name(s)

  • Anonymous
  • Blanchard, Jean-Pierre, 1753-1809
  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
  • Lejourdan, Alfred
  • Woulfe, Peter


  • Balloons.
  • Chemistry -- Experiments.
  • Education
  • Electricity -- Early works to 1850.
  • Gases.
  • Hydraulics.
  • Pharmacology.
  • Science -- History.
  • Science and technology
  • Technology -- History.